Born on 1988, April 20, in Bridgeport, USA, Alyssa Naeher is a famous goalkeeper who started her high level footballing career with the Boston Breakers. Besides her highly celebrated career with the Breakers, Naeher has also played for Turbine Postdam and played an immense role in the U.S national team. Naeher had to work hard in order to get to her position and she did not always attain such a highest place amongst the greats. At the national level, she started out as a backup goal keeper eventually succeeding in securing the top number one spot as the goalkeeper of the national football team.
Alyssa Naeher Career Details
Naeher currently plays for the Chicago Red Stars and also the national football team. Although she was part of the national football team, it was in the 2019 women’s world cup that Naeher while playing as the number one goalkeeper showed the immense talent that she has in saving goals and serving as a rock foundation of the team. Before joining in professional football, her exceptional talent as a goal keeper was seen in her school days when she was in Christian Heritage School. There she was distinguished among her peers with her commanding presence and unique goal saving abilities.
Alyssa Naeher Early Life And Education Details
Besides winning several accolades as a football player, Naeher is also known for having exceptional skills in the field of basketball. But she did not pursue the path of a professional basketball player as she believed that it was football that she mostly excelled at. Naeher is not just an athlete she is an educated person who really contributes to the wellbeing of her community.
In terms of education, Naeher went to Penn State University. After playing for the Boston Breakers, Naeher went to Germany and joined Turbine Postdam. There she won the women’s championship title with the club. After that she returned to Boston Breakers where she was awarded as having the highest saves in the league. This was when she started catching the eyes of the top recruiters in the world. After that she joined Chicago Red Stars, the club that she is currently playing for. Here Naeher was recognized for her skills and was repeatedly mentioned as the best footballer in the league. Naeher is distinguished among other footballers with her ability to dictate the style of play from the back. She is also a commanding force that continually motivates and boosts the morale of other players.
At the national level, Naeher started her international career by playing for the u-20 national team. Had it not been for the defeat against Brazil, she would have secured the title with the team in 2007. She did go on to claim the title in 2008 with the same team.
During such a competition, she was awarded for having the most saves in the tournament. She then went to play for the senior national team in 2014. But such a position did not initially pay off as she was only seen as the second goalkeeper. She did not get a chance to play in the 2015 world cup since she only got the position of the second goal keeper. Naeher eventually secured the position being favored against Hope Solo in the national team, in 2016.
Subsequently Naeher won the CONCACAF title with the national team in 2018. She served as the number one goal keeper for the national team where she led the team to a world cup victory in 2019. It was after securing the world cup that both her supporters and critics equally recognized her potential as the number one goalkeeper in the country.
Not much is known about her love life and currently it is said that she is single. Naher so far has managed to accumulate a net worth of $ 1.5 million. The source of her wealth is primarily from playing for different football clubs and also for playing for the national football team.