Forest Park graduate Ali Krieger and her teammates on the United States’ women’s national soccer team captured their second straight World Cup title Sunday with a 2-0 win over the Netherlands.
Krieger was a reserve defender for this year’s team. She started for the U.S. in its two previous World Cups, including the 2015 championship team. Sunday’s win was the U.S. team’s fourth world title.
After a two-year layoff from the women’s national team, the 34-year-old Krieger was a late addition to the 23-player squad.
On Sunday, she came in at the half. This is her third World Cup final.
She started against Chile in a first-round game and played the final three minutes Tuesday in the 2-1 semifinal win over England.