The Story of MK
“I am a chef, sudoku expert, nature appreciator, bookworm and sports nut that happens to play soccer for a living” – Kling
Position: Midfielder, Defender
Height: 5-2 (1.57 m)
Born: Aug. 2, 1988, in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Hometown: Gibsonia, Pa.
College: North Carolina
Club: Portland Thorns FC
U.S. National Team – Meghan won the 2015 Women’s World Cup with her team in Canada in a 5-2 win over defending World Champions, Japan. She played in every minute for a U.S. team. She was named to the FIFA All-Star team for her stellar play in the tournament. Meghan is about to surpass the USWNT 50 cap milestone with 43 games played.
High School: Pine Richland High School, Team Captain (Soccer), 2005 PA State High School Champion, NSCAA All American, Parade High School All American
College: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 4 year starter; played 94 total games, 18 career goals & 24 assists, 2 NCAA Championships, named All-American 2010, Studied Business Administration
Other Professional Teams & Affiliations: Tyresö FF (if you have more info from this please add)
Fun Facts about MK
Meghan Elizabeth Klingenberg
Umm… Pittsburgh of course! I love the Steelers & Penguins!
The Sound of Music
French fries, and Mom’s home cooking
Bet you didn’t know I…
Performed in a Pine Richland production of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s CATS which won an award for the Best High School Musical in the Pittsburgh Area! I am also a 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo.
I am currently watching…
The Strain, Game of Thrones, and Orange Is The New Black.
Dan & Kristen (parents), Drew (brother who is currently a soccer player at Penn State!)
Michelle Akers & Sydney Crosby
Fika (a Swedish word meaning “to have coffee”, It’s a cultural concept to take a break from your busy day, have a coffee (or tea, or whatever you like) and spend time connecting with people…think British tea time).
Favorite Place I’ve visited:
In 2010 I went to South Africa to watch the Men’s World Cup. Oh, and Rome.
When I am away from the field I enjoy…
Going biking, reading, singing, dancing and cooking. I love to grill so watch out Bobby Flay! I also like to go searching for the best macaroons wherever I am. I have to take a yoga class whenever I have a chance.
I can’t travel without…
My Bose ear buds, Spotify, my water bottle, and a Sodoku book.