Meghan Klingenberg

Meghan Klingenberg

Meghan Klingenberg
Portland Thorns FC


HT: 5′ 2″
Age: 27 (08/02/1988)
Birthplace: Gibsonia, Penn.
Hometown: Gibsonia, Penn.

Klingenberg, 27, has played the last two NWSL seasons (2014-15) with the Houston Dash. The U.S. Women’s National Team defender started every match and played every minute on defense at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, helping the United States put together a streak of 540 minutes without allowing a goal during the tournament. A FIFA Women’s World Cup All-Star selection, Klingenberg has earned 47 international caps since making her debut in 2011.

Professionally, Klingenberg appeared in 12 matches (all starts) for the Dash during the 2015 season. She was selected by the Dash in the 2014 NWSL Expansion Draft and arrived midseason after the conclusion of her time with Swedish club Tyresö. Klingenberg played for Tyresö from 2012-14, guiding the team to a runner-up finish in the 2013-14 UEFA Women’s Champions League, falling 4-3 in the final to VfL Wolfsburg. The third-overall selection in the 2011 Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) Draft by magicJack, Klingenberg appeared in two games before she was acquired by the Boston Breakers in a trade. The Gibsonia, Pa. native, played in 10 matches, registering one goal and two assists in her first professional season with the Breakers.