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Ali Krieger, One Of Heroes Of 2011 Women's World Cup Win For U.S., Is A Big Redskins Fan


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There were many heroes in the United States' stunning comeback victory over Brazil in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Women's World Cup, but the one who officially clinched the U.S.' comeback in penalty kicks hails from this area. Ali Krieger, the defender who scored to give the U.S. an insurmountable 5-3 lead in penalty kicks, is from northern Virginia and graduated from Forest Park High School.

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Like many from this area, she's also a Washington Redskins fan, listing it on her player bio.

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Is a big Washington Redskins fan and proud Penn State alumna who loves to follow Nittany Lion sports

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I am going to immediately assume that she doesn't like Dan Snyder and wishes Albert Haynesworth would just leave the team. Those are qualities of "big Washington Redskins fans," which is how she describes herself. Here's hoping the Redskins let her attend a game this season.

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(HT to Sarah Schorno of Capital Games).