An American forward player, Christen Press currently plays for Utah Royals FC in National Women's Soccer League and for the United States women's national soccer team.
Christen Press was born on December 29, 1988, to her father, Cody, and mother, Stacy Press. She grew up with her sibling, Tyler, and Channing in the South Bay city of Palos Verdes. At the age of five, Press started playing football and then enrolled at Chadwick School. She then attended the Stanford University where she was a member of the college team that won "Pac-10 Conference Champions."
Christen Press started her football career joining Slammers FC. She then played for the youth team of Chadwick Dolphins. She is the captain of the team that won "Southern Section Division IV." She later honored with NCAA High School All-American and was named Parade Magazine All-American. She has scored 128 goals before ending her high school career.
Press also honored with Golden Boot for most goaler when she was in Slammers FC. She played for "Standford Cardinal" for three years where she scored 71 goals in 98 matches. During her career in Cardinal, she broke her school records.
Following various youth teams, Press made her professional debut with the Pali Blues. After playing for a year, she joined the MagicJack. For the club, she scored eight goals in 19 appearances. Moreover, she has scored 17 goals in 21 appearances for Kopparbergs/Goteborg FC. Along with her team, she has been honored with the Swedish Cup.
Press then signed to Tyreso FF and scored her first goal against Vittsjo GIK. After a year, she left the club by making 26 appearances scoring 25 goals. She then transferred to Chicago Red Stars in 2014. So far, Press has scored 36 goals in 68 games.
As a successful football star, Press has been awarded NWSL Player of the Week and month, NWSL First XI, NWSL First XI, Damallsvenskan Golden Boot Award, WPS Rookie of the Year, Soccer America Player of the Year Award, Hermann Trophy and Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year, etc.
Press has represented her national team in United States U-20 and U-23. For the U-23 team, she has scored four goals in 6 appearances. Since 2013, Press is the member of the United States team.
Till the date, Press has won 68 caps and scored 44 international goals. Her first international match and the first goal came in the World Cup against Australia and led the team won Women’s World Cup. After winning the World Cup, she has been honored by former president Barack Obama along with her teammates at the White House.
Moreover, Press has also attended the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. In her international career, Press was awarded CONCACAF Women’s Qualifying Tournament, Algarve Cup, FIFA Women’s World Cup, and She Believe Cup, etc.
On the other hand, Press featured in an American animated sitcom, The Simpsons, and a short movie, An Equal Playing Field. She has starred in numerous magazines like Self, Darling Magazine, and Shape as well as Glamour.
Moving towards her personal life, Press often shared the snaps with her sister and mom on Instagram. Press and Tobin Heath, an American soccer player, are the best friends. Her star sign is Capricorn. There are rumors that she was in a relationship, with her ex-boyfriend, Nima Majd but there aren’t exact information about their love affair. At the age of 29, Press is unmarried.
She is famous on the social networking site where we can see her images with renowned personality including Neymar Jr.
Press receives around $399,000 bonus, as the member of the 23-women U.S. World Cup. She earns about $36,000 as a yearly salary from her current club. As of 2018, Christen Press' net worth is reported to be around $1.4 million. Moreover, She appeared in the EA Sports’ FIFA Video game series in FIFA 16 along with her teammates.
As a famous football star, Press appeared in many advertisements and promotional piece for “Nike,” Coppertone, Wheaties. She was a brand ambassador for nutritional product manufacturer Genesis Today.
Recently, Hydrive Energy LLC Drink company revealed that Press has signed as a brand ambassador for the company 2018.