I think we’re going to start Krieger lessons to bring everyone up to speed since Ali was not on the Olympic roster. Let’s start with a quick Krieger 101.
What Ali Krieger is:
- In the photo above.
- A world class defender (right outside back)
- Player for USWNT (first cap in 2008; most caps in 2010-11)
- Player for FFC Frankfurt in the Frauen Bundesliga in Germany (since 2007)
- Fluent in German
- 1 of 4 US players to play every minute of the 2011 Women’s World Cup.
- Nearly recovered from ACL surgery on her knee in early Feb. and back playing.
- Really, really good at what she does. Which is shut down the best strikers in the world.
- A kickass penalty kick taker. (Refer to WWC 2011 quarterfinal)
- One of the hardest working, most positive players in women’s soccer.
- Among the nicest, most humble athletes you’ll ever come across.
- The source of Krieger Fever.
- Going to make you just take it if she mispronounces your name.
What Ali Krieger is not:
- Done playing.
- Still injured.
- An Olympian yet. (Please stop tweeting her congrats on the gold medal.)
- Dating Megan Rapinoe.
- Going to tell you who she is dating. (So how about dropping it till she does?)
- Going to tweet you back, if you tell her how hot she is.
- Going to put herself before her teammates. Ever.
- Going to give up. Ever.
- Going to cure Krieger Fever.
Lesson 1 to follow. In the meantime, there are 175 pages of this blog to get you going. Also, there is a thing called the google machine.
And feel free to ask questions or request information. If you’re anon, I’ll post. If non-anon, I’ll answer privately.
Hear, hear! ^^