Casey Eugene Fair, “the future of Korean women’s soccer,” has joined Angel City FC in the U.S. Women’s Professional Football (NWSL).
The Angel City club announced on its website on Wednesday (local time) the news of Fair’s joining. Fair was named the youngest player in the club’s history.월카지노
Born in 2007, Fair was born to a Korean mother and an American father.
Paire has been selected as a member of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup team led by Coach Colin Bell. Paire played as a substitute in the 33rd minute of the second half of the first group match against Colombia, and became the youngest player (16 years and 26 days) to play in the history of the Women’s World Cup. In the third group match against Germany, Paire started and displayed good performance. Pair, who is tall at 1m78cm, has excellent fighting ability and ability. In recognition of his performance, he was named the “Women’s Young Player of the Year” at the Korea Football Association Awards held on Sunday.
In an interview with the club, Fair said that her participation in last year’s Women’s World Cup has completely changed her previous plans. Fair, who mastered her skills at the PDA Academy in the U.S., originally planned to go to college, but changed her mind to jump straight into the professional stage.
“After experiencing the World Cup, I wanted to continue to compete at that level. I want to keep improving,” Paire said. “It felt a little strange to come back and play against players my age after facing the German national team there.”
(Adelaide = Yonhap News) Reporter Kim Joo-sung = The second match between Korea and Morocco in Group H of the 2023 FIFA Australia/New Zealand Women’s World Cup held at Hindmash Stadium in Adelaide, South Australia on the afternoon of the 30th (Korea time). Korea’s Casey Eugene Fair is having a ball fight with Morocco’s Nesrine El-Shard.
The club is based in Los Angeles. “This is my first visit to Koreatown. I was born to a Korean family. It’s nice to have a Korean town close to me,” said Paire, who started training with Angel City last fall.
“If you saw him outside training, you would never say that he is 16,” coach Becky Tweed said. “He got along with the team right after he joined the team. He challenges himself and tries to improve himself during games.”
The NWSL is considered the world’s most advanced women’s soccer league along with the English Super League (WSL). Angel City, which joined the league from the 2022 season, ranked eighth in the regular season (8 wins, 9 draws and 5 losses) and fifth in the 2023 season (8 wins, 7 draws and 7 losses).