Aly Wagner, former U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) player, two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup™ veteran, is a FOX Sports soccer game analyst. This summer in Russia, she will become the first woman to call a men’s FIFA World Cup™ match. Already an accomplished broadcaster, she was a featured member of the FOX Sports 2015 Women’s FIFA World Cup™ broadcast team. Playing for the U.S. Women’s National Team from 1999 to 2008, she scored 21 goals and recorded 42 assists in 131 international matches.
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Wagner was a midfielder for the USWNT from 1999-2008, joining the squad as a member of the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ and 2000 Olympic residence camps before making her first world championship roster for the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup™. Following her first World Cup, Wagner was selected to the 2004 Olympic team where she played four matches and helped the U.S. to a gold medal in Athens. Wagner again represented Team USA in the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ and, despite a double hernia operation earlier in the year, was a part of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
The first selection in the 2003 Women’s United Soccer Association Draft, Wagner played several years professionally, including with the WUSA and the Women’s Professional Soccer League, where she played for the Los Angeles Sol.
Wagner played four years at Santa Clara, where she was named the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy winner as the country’s top women’s soccer player. She also earned an NCAA Top VIII award, an honor handed out to only the top eight student-athletes across all NCAA divisions and sports. Wagner earned first-team All-America status as a senior and junior and held a spot on the second team as a sophomore and freshman and was her conference’s Freshman of the Year in 1999. As a junior, Wagner led her team to the NCAA Championship – Santa Clara’s first in the sport – and scored the game-winner in Santa Clara’s 1-0 title game win over North Carolina.
Born in San Jose, Calif. … Full name is Alyson Kay Wagner … Husband, Adam Eyre, played professional soccer with the Miami Fusion and New England Revolution of the MLS … Wagner and Eyre have triplet sons, Griffin Charles Denis, Daeven Nicholas and Lincoln Wagner … Wagner’s sister, Sam, played soccer at Cal, and her brother, Jered, played football at Santa Clara …