Alex Pfeiffer, 16, Makes History as NWSL’s Youngest Scorer in Kansas City Current’s Epic Victory


In a dazzling display of talent and determination, 16-year-old Alex Pfeiffer etched her name into the annals of soccer history, becoming the youngest-ever goalscorer in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). 

Pfeiffer’s momentous feat occurred during the Kansas City Current’s exhilarating season opener against the formidable Portland Thorns, a match that culminated in a pulsating 5-4 triumph for the home side.

The Current electrified fans at the CPKC Stadium, the first purpose-built stadium in NWSL history, with a capacity crowd of 11,500 witnessing the unfolding of history. 

Amidst the fervor of the occasion, Pfeiffer seized her opportunity to shine, seizing the spotlight in the 68th minute with a decisive strike that ultimately secured victory for her team.

Alex Pfeiffer’s Historic Goal Seals Kansas City Current’s Triumph

In a dazzling display of talent and determination, 16-year-old Alex Pfeiffer etched her name into the annals of soccer history, becoming the youngest-ever goal scorer in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)

The goal itself was a testament to both individual skill and tactical acumen. Head coach Vlatko Andonovski’s astute substitution saw Pfeiffer seamlessly integrate into the fray alongside Kristen Hamilton and Chawinga, culminating in a fluid attacking sequence that left the Thorns defense in disarray. 

As the ball nestled into the back of the net, Pfeiffer’s celebration echoed the jubilation coursing through the stadium, a testament to her precocious talent and the collective spirit of the team.

Hailing from Missouri, Pfeiffer’s meteoric rise to prominence underscores the depth of talent emerging from the heartlands of American soccer. 

Her journey to the NWSL stage was paved with standout performances at the youth level, most notably during the U-17 Concacaf Championship where she showcased her goal-scoring prowess with eight goals in six appearances for the US U-17 team.

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The Making of a Legend

Pfeiffer’s ascent to professional ranks was swift and decisive, signing a contract with the Kansas City Current just days before her 16th birthday, making her the fourth youngest player in NWSL history to do so. 

Her seamless transition to the senior squad and subsequent historic achievement against the Thorns serve as a testament to her prodigious talent and the nurturing environment fostered by the Current’s organization.

As the dust settles on a memorable season opener, Alex Pfeiffer’s name will forever be enshrined in the annals of NWSL history, a beacon of hope for aspiring young athletes and a symbol of the boundless potential that lies within the realm of women’s soccer. 

Pfeiffer’s star will undoubtedly continue to rise, illuminating the path for future generations of players eager to leave their mark on the beautiful game.

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