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

Full Name:

Meghan Elizabeth Klingenberg



Favorite Team(s):

Umm… Pittsburgh of course! I love the Steelers & Penguins!

Favorite Movie:

The Sound of Music

Favorite Foods:

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!)

Favorite Athlete(s):

Michelle Akers & Sydney Crosby

Favorite Word:

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.


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