Christen Press

Biography

One of two American World Cup-winners to join the Reds during the summer of 2020, Christen is a world-class striker with years of experience at the game’s highest level.

Press left Utah Royals to sign up with Casey Stoney’s side for the 2020/21 season, at the same time as fellow US star Tobin Heath.

Christen was part of the USA’s back-to-back successes at the last two World Cups, and scored the opening goal in her country’s 2-1 victory over England in the 2019 semi-final.

Her record at international level stretches back to 2013, when she made her debut in a friendly against Scotland. Since then she has netted an impressive 58 goals in 138 appearances – a tally which currently places her 10th in the USWNT’s all-time goalscoring list.

At club level, Press has spent the majority of her career in her home country (magicJack, Chicago Red Stars, Utah Royals) and Sweden (Kopparbergs/Goteborg and Tyreso).

A versatile player, Christen has built her reputation as a traditional striker, but can also play in midfield and out wide. With an eye for goal, and for creating chances for others, she offers the kind of all-round threat that will add rich depth to the United attack.

Away from the game, Press is an animal lover, a yoga enthusiast, and has even received the honour of being created as a Simpsons character – alongside fellow USWNT legends Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan.

Also a talented track athlete and tennis player, and a confident Spanish speaker, the 31-year-old brings a wealth of intelligence and enterprise to the MU Women set-up.

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  • Position

    Forward

  • Country

    United States

  • Date of birth

  • Joined

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Christen Press

Press looking forward to Old Trafford debut Article

The World Cup winner explains why she's so excited to be playing at the Theatre of Dreams this weekend.

Christen Press and Jackie Groenen in conversation after Manchester United Women's 3-0 win over Brighton, on 4 October 2020.

10 Reds in international action Article

Find out which United stars could be in action for their countries, including an enticing head-to-head clash...

Press: I still have so much to learn Article

United’s new signing is excited by the challenge of a different culture and lifestyle in the WSL.

Christen Press signs for United Women Article

The Reds have added an international striker to Casey Stoney's squad.

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