Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) might be getting one of its biggest stars back on the field sooner rather than later.
Christen Press told ESPN’s “Fútbol Americas” that she is in the final stages of her Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) recovery, almost a year after suffering the injury.
While ACL injuries can take somewhere between 6-12 months to heal, Press’ required three surgeries, indicating a longer process than others.
Despite the setbacks, Press said she has never given up hope of making the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) roster for the 2023 World Cup.
“Obviously the timing’s really tough,” she said.
“But I’m doing everything I can to get back as quickly as possible because it would be a dream come true to represent my country again at that level.”
With another goal scored over the weekend, Gotham FC forward Lynn Williams sits alone in second for the most career NWSL goals at 61.
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The 29-year-old is now 16 goals away from tying the league record, set at 77 by Sam Kerr.
Sunday’s tally also marked Williams’ 103rd goal contribution (goals and assists) across all NWSL competitions, according to Opta.
She surpasses Kerr, who had 102 in her time in the NWSL.
With four wins, Gotham has already equaled its win total from 2022.
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