About Christen

Hey everyone! Thanks for checking out my blog and for all the wonderful support. My name is Christen Press and I am a 24-year-old American footballer. I play striker for the United States Women's National Team and my club team based in Stockholm, Sweden called Tyresö FF.

Garth Stein wrote, “That which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.”

It seems that soccer is a microcosm of life. The skills I’ve honed over the 20 years of my soccer career concerning technique, tactics, group dynamics, and training have simultaneously taught me about autonomy, confidence, problem solving, perseverance and the pursuit of happiness. Again and again, I am reminded that soccer is, simply-put, “the game of life.”

The lessons are never ending! So as I continue on this great journey away from my family, friends, and home, I thought I would share some of my revelations. I am very excited to start this new chapter in my life. I will be a rookie once again, and that is just fine with me.  I’d like to always view life through the eyes of a rookie … brand new and full of promise! 

If you are interested in having anything signed, perhaps a photo, player card, or jersey, or if you want to send snail mail my way, you can mail it to me through my club: Christen Press. Tyresö Fotbollförening, Box 256. 135 27 Tyresö. Sweden. Please include an addressed return envelope, and I will be sure to get it back to you ASAP!

I hope you enjoy my blog and please feel free to shoot me a message at footballschristenpress {at} gmail {dot} com with feedback, requests, or questions!