Sumary of 7 Fun Facts About World Cup Champ Christen Press, Who’s Sure to Make Waves in Tokyo:
- There are a lot of championships and titles linked to soccer player Christen Press’s name, but “global humanitarian” is probably the one we’re most inspired by.
- “I feel like it’s really important for girls to feel like they have the opportunity to participate in the sports world and the sports community,” Press said during a donation event for Chicago Public Schools in 2017.
- At the time, she was the captain of the city’s NWSL team, the Chicago Red Stars.
- Known for her speedy footwork and seemingly endless ability to score, Press has been a force for the US women’s national team (USWNT), both as a player and in their fight for equal pay.