Ali Krieger controls the ball during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final on July 7, 2019 in Lyon, France.
U.S. women’s soccer team defender Ali Krieger hasn’t gotten the chance to play much in 2020, but she’ll soon be right in the middle of the action as a broadcaster for Orlando City SC for the remainder of the Major League Soccer season.
The club announced Krieger will serve as an analyst and sideline reporter while also appearing across its digital platforms whenever the season resumes following the conclusion of the MLS is Back Tournament. Krieger is no stranger to broadcasting, having appeared on NBC Sports’ Premier League Mornings Live and on coverage of the U.S. men’s national team.
“I’m very excited for this opportunity and the chance to bring my knowledge and a different perspective to the Orlando City broadcast team,” Krieger said in a club statement.
Krieger is also no stranger to Orlando soccer. Krieger has played with the Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League since 2017 while continuing to play for the national team. The Pride’s season was postponed by the coronavirus pandemic in March, then the club was unable to participate in the NWSL Challenge Cup tournament due to several players and staff testing positive for COVID-19.
Krieger has been a mainstay in defense for Team USA, earning over 100 caps since her debut in 2008. She was a member of two Women’s World Cup winning teams in 2015 and 2019, and became an Olympian for the first time in 2016.