1069. A Day in the Life: What's It Really Like to Be a Women's Professional Soccer Player?
“If you want to be a professional women’s soccer player, you have to know that there are going to be a lot of unknowns, a lot of ups and downs. We love the game and we’re trying to help the game grow. Hopefully later down the line we will be able to say that whoever is joining our league, they’re going to be well off, they’re going to be well taken care of, and eventually the financial side of things will catch up. We are doing this for the future generations that want to be professional soccer players.”
Abby Smith is a Professional Soccer Player in the National Women’s Soccer League based in the U.S. She is in her 5th overall season and her third with the Utah Royals FC located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Abby grew up in Dallas, Texas, playing for the Dallas Texans Soccer Club. In her youth and into her professional career, Abby has been able to participate in the United States National Team at all levels, including U15, U23 and most recently with the Senior National team.
Since this podcast was recorded, Abby has played for several other teams and now (March 2022) is the Goalkeeper for Kansas City (NWSL).
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