When Chicago Red Stars defenseman Casey Krueger found out she was pregnant in late 2021, she had just wrapped up her sixth season at National Women’s Soccer League and her first Olympic Games with US women’s national team. She found herself at a crossroads as to whether to continue playing or retire.
“I needed a mental and physical break,” said Krueger Equalizer last week. “So I just stepped away from football for a bit, did some soul-searching and thought, ‘Is this something I want to come back from and is this something I can come back from?'”
Krueger quickly found the answer: “I have even more to offer the sport.”
Corrector she sat down with Krueger to talk about her journey, motherhood, the coming year from Chicago, and the World Cup.
“I just started thinking about my teammates going through it and just seeing their little ones in the stands cheering them on and then thinking about my future little one doing it and thinking it’s the coolest feeling in the world and something I I dreamed I absolutely want to do,” she said.
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