2004 Athens Olympics : Gold medal.
2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup :
2008 Beijing Olympics : Gold medal.
2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup : Silver medal.
2012 London Olympics
: Gold medal.
2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup : Gold medal.
230 Caps with the National Team. 46 Goals with the National Team 3 Olympic Goals. 3 World cup Goals.
2011 Women’s World Cup Quarter Finals: Brazil 2 v 2 United States a.e.t (3-5 on penalties)
After a wild and eventful 90 minutes of football that featured a couple of goals and some terrible refereeing going both ways, the United States and Brazil headed to extra time in their 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup quarterfinal match, tied up at 1-1. The United States were playing with 10 women after
Rachel Buehler was shown a red card in the 65th minute. Renata Costa scored for Brazil in the 113th minute, making it seem like the United State’s world cup dreams were over. Abby Wambach brought the United States back into the game by scoring a header in the last possible moments of the match. The penalty shootout brought redemption for United States goalkeeper, Hope Solo. In 2007, Solo was the United States goalkeeper, at least until she was pulled from the lineup heading into the semifinals against Brazil. The US lost 4-0 and Solo let loose an outburst that made her persona non grata among her teammates and many soccer fans. Being able to save Daiane’s penalty gave the United States the win.
“It was our second group game in 2011, USA vs Colombia. I got into the starting line up and I wanted to, of course, make my impact on the game. Very early in the match a defender took a poor touch and I was able to pounce on it. I saw the goalkeeper off her line, so it was probably about 35 yards out. I just hit it right. I don’t score too many from long range. The best feeling, and I just felt my teammates around me instantly. It was probably one of the best goals I’ve ever scored.” Heather O’Reilly on her magnificent strike from distance in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Alexandra Blaire Krieger is an American soccer player and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. Primarily a defender, she is a member of the United States women’s national soccer team and currently captains the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League, the highest division of women’s soccer in the United States. She first appeared for the United States national team at the 2008 Four Nations Tournament during a match against Canada on January 16, 2008. She has since made 93 total appearances for the team.
Krieger has represented the United States at two FIFA Women’s World Cups: 2011 in Germany and 2015 in Canada. She was part of the defense that held opponents scoreless for a record 540 minutes and helped lead the United States to become 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup champions. She started in all seven matches for the United States in the 2015 tournament, and she played every minute of all six United States matches at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In 2012, Krieger sustained a serious knee injury during the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament and did not recover in time to be selected to the 2012 Olympic Team.
Before joining the Washington Spirit in 2013, Krieger played professional soccer for the Washington Freedom, 1. FFC Frankfurt of Germany’s Frauen-Bundesliga, and Tyresö FF of Sweden’s Damallsvenskan. During her five years with FFC Frankfurt, she won the UEFA Women’s Champions League and was the only player on the United States women’s national team that played overseas.