NJ/NY Gotham FC star Ali Krieger is already making plans for her new life after officially retiring from the sport following the NWSL Championship win. Though expressing her desire to someday return to the pitch as a coach, Krieger has decided to do something different by taking her soccer knowledge in front of the camera.
Ali Krieger is joining CBS Sports
The former Gotham FC captain and CBS announced that she will be joining CBS Sports to cover soccer. She will predominantly be on the Golazo Network.
“I’m thrilled to be joining CBS Sports’ soccer coverage across its platforms and remaining close to the game after retiring,” she said in a news release via Pro Soccer Wire. “It’s an exciting opportunity to be able to share with fans my analysis and unique perspective from a lifetime of playing at the highest levels across the world. Now that my playing career has ended, I’m looking forward to continue growing the game here in a new and intriguing way with CBS Sports and its 24/7 CBS Sports Golazo Network.”
Krieger has already made appearances and will cover the beautiful game as soon as February during the CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup. Moreover, he will be joining Thierry Henry, Maurice Edu, Clint Dempsey, and several other former soccer players on the CBS team. The former Gotham player will also be the first former female professional player to join the team.
Krieger wanted to keep close to the sport following her retirement, though knew it was time to hang it up to spend more time with her family. She also voiced her interest in one day returning to the pitch as a coach at some time during her retirement.
Nevertheless, Krieger will not disappear as she is also expected to work during both NWSL and Women’s Super League matches for Paramount Plus and CBS Sports. The two-time World Cup winner recorded over 100 caps for the USWNT while also playing professionally for 17 years, including stints in Germany and Sweden. The former NJ/NY Gotham FC star's experience should aid her soccer coverage.