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Penn State Women’s Soccer Alumna Ali Krieger Joins CBS Sports As Studio Analyst

Penn State women’s soccer alumna, two-time World Cup Champion, NWSL Champion, and Penn State trustee Ali Krieger will join CBS Sports’ soccer coverage team as a studio analyst.

Krieger retired from soccer in November and played her final game in the National Women’s Soccer League’s (NWSL) Championship, which her team, Gotham FC, clinched.

Krieger will join CBS Sports after media work with ESPN, NBC, and more.

The Dumfries, Virginia, native retired as a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion, two-time Olympian, UEFA Champions League winner, four-time NWSL Best XI, FIFA FIFPro World XI, NWSL Champion, and 108-capped United States Women’s National Team defender. 

During her time in Happy Valley, Krieger secured four straight Big Ten Championships from 2003 to 2006. She made 94 appearances, scored 11 goals, earned All-American distinction at two different positions, and was named the 2006 Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Year and 2003 Big Ten Freshman of the Year. 

The soccer star was elected as a Penn State Board of Trustee alumni member on May 5 alongside Jay Paterno and Anthony Lubrano. Much of her platform revolves around gender and LGBTQ+ equality and fair workplace conditions for Penn State students. Krieger has yet to attend a meeting.

Krieger’s first on-air appearance is slated for 8 a.m. on Thursday, January 11, on CBS Sports Golazo Network’s “Morning Footy.”

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