Christen Press, born Christen Annemarie Press, is an amazing soccer striker who represents Utah Royals Football Club in the National Women’s Soccer League. She is also a member of the United States women’s national soccer team where she has proved her worth at several competitions. Over the course of her football career, Press has played for several teams in the past such as MagicJack (in the Women Professional Soccer, 2011), Tyresö FF and Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC in the Damallsvenskan (the highest division of women’s football in Sweden, 2012), and the Chicago Red Stars (in the National Women’s Soccer League, (2014-2017).
Christen Press’s Bio (Age & Ethnicity)
Christen Annemarie Press was born to American parents on 29th December 1989, in Los Angeles, California, in the United States of America. As regards her ethnicity, the soccer star is an American belonging to the White race. She was raised along with her two sisters Tyler and Channing in the South Bay of Los Angeles. Press is a graduate of Chadwick High School where she actively represented the school’s soccer team as a captain for two years. She was a four-year starter for the team and also played influential roles in the team’s qualification to two Southern Section Division IV titles.
While at Chadwick, Christen was lettered in tennis and track and later named Parade Magazine All-American and NSCAA High School All-American in the year 2006. Her high school career timeline shows she netted in 128 goals (she scored 38 in her junior year, which is a school record). She was a four-time Prep League Offensive MVP, as well as a two-time Southern Section Division IV Offensive Player of the Year.
The American forward started playing football at the age of five. Since then, she has featured for many football sides in and outside the United States, including Slammers FC of Newport Beach, California, Pali Blues (2009–2010), the United States U23 (2009-2010), Standford Cardinal women’s soccer team, where she had her college career from 2010 to 2017. During her freshman year, she started 18 games and also earned first-team Freshman All-American honours, as well as a mention as Pac-10 Freshman of the Year. In her Sophomore season, Press was the only Cardinal player named to the NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team.
Following a brilliant performance in her junior year, the Los Angeles-born soccer star was awarded the 2010 Hermann Trophy for being the nation’s top college soccer player after her senior year, as well as a mention as Pac-10 Player of the Year and Soccer America Player of the Year. In addition, she emerged the winner of the Pac-10’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year for soccer, Academic All-America honors, National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) first-team All-American honors, and All-Pac-10 first team, for finishing her college career with 500 shots, 10 game-winning goals, 41 assists, 71 goals, and 26 single-season records for goals.
Since February 2013 when she first played for the United States senior team, Christen has featured more than 100 times for the team and netted over 45 goals. At the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, the soccer star won a gold medal with the US women’s national soccer team. She also participated in the US Youth Soccer Association’s national championship tournament and walked home with the Golden Boot for most goals scored.
The 5 feet 7 inches forward currently plays for Utah Royals FC. She debuted for the team on 27th June in a game against the Seattle Reign. In 2018, she scored only 2 goals after featuring in 11 games for the Royals. She has featured in numerous promotional programmes and advertisements for brands such as Nike, Coppertone, Wheaties, and has also done photo shoots for several magazines like Glamour, Self, and Howler.
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Christen Press is the middle daughter of Stacy Press and Cody Press. While her father, Cody, was an American footballer who played at Dartmouth, his wife was a successful tennis player in her own right. The two raised all their children in a competitive household, where everyone is pushed towards success. According to some sources, Christen decided to forge a path for herself in soccer after her mother encouraged her to stick to the sports.
Cody and Stacy are very supportive of their daughter’s career and willing to do more to see her get to the top.
Is She Dating, Who’s Her Boyfriend?
Concerning her boyfriend, Press, whose net worth is $11 million, hasn’t revealed much about her love life to the public. It could be that she is too busy to indulge in an affair or that she is secretly dating someone. However, some unverified sites reported that she is dating a guy called Nima Majd. For now, neither the star player nor the so-called beau has reacted to the claim, making it difficult to ascertain if she is still in the market or not.
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Christen Press’ Ties with Tobin Heath
Heath and Press are both soccer teammates and best of friends. While the latter was born in Los Angeles, the former was born in Jersey on May 28, 1988. Nevertheless, the teammates are rumoured to be in a romantic relationship by some of her fans who are not comfortable with their closeness and the fact that they haven’t been openly linked to the opposite gender. The bottom line is, there is no concrete evidence to prove the buddies are gay and since they have not addressed the rumour, we’ll assume they are best friends and nothing more.