Posts tagged ‘Women’s World Cup soccer’

Ali Krieger on the Mend

Krieger during her playing days at Penn State.

Krieger during her playing days at Penn State.

There’s a great piece in Friday’s Washington Post on Ali Krieger ’07, a member of the 2011 and 2015 U.S. Women’s World Cup soccer teams. Krieger, also a star for the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League, suffered a concussion in a league match three weeks ago, a health scare that also put a dent in her hopes of starting at the World Cup this summer. But at a time when head injuries in sports are in the news more than ever, Krieger is benefiting from heightened caution about just how much care—and time—these athletes need before they can safely retake the field. Here’s wishing Ali luck in her continued recovery. Can’t wait to see her back in red, white, and blue this summer.

Ryan Jones, senior editor

May 1, 2015 at 2:02 pm Leave a comment

Ali Krieger on NPR

Ali Krieger ’07, who shot the winning penalty kick for the U.S. Sunday in a Women’s World Cup quarterfinal against Brazil, got some extended limelight when she was on National Public Radio the next day. You can hear the interview by NPR’s Michele Norris here.

The U.S. women play France in the semifinals today—coverage begins at 11:30 a.m. Eastern on ESPN TV, and there’s also live streaming on ESPN3. I know what I’ll be doing over my lunch hour….

Tina Hay, editor

July 13, 2011 at 8:44 am 1 comment


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