Height: 5′ 7″
Birth Date: June 6, 1985
Sauerbrunn, 28, started and played every minute of her 19 appearances to lead FC Kansas City’s defense a NWSL-best 11 shutouts and the second best goals against average (1.00) in the league.
The St. Louis native, along with Robinson and fellow defenders Lauren Sesselmann, Kristie Mewis, held opponents to the fewest shots on goal (94) in the NWSL – 18 SOG fewer than any other team in the league.
The University of Virginia product played every match during the Blues’ league-record 10-game unbeaten run June 23 – Aug. 4.
Also on the NWSL website – 11 Questions with Becky Sauerbrunn
2013 Jan 11 – Sauerbrunn Allocated to FC Kansas City in new National Women’s Soccer League
2012 Jul 30 – SoccerSTL Will She Start against North Korea
2012 May – US Soccer Sauerbrunn Named To 2012 U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer Team
2012 April – US Soccer Becky Sauerbrunn’s Semifinal Step-Up
2012 Mar 12 – Pitchside Report “ON THE BUBBLE” – THE CASE FOR BECKY SAUERBRUNN
St Louis Post-Dispatch – Ladue’s Sauerbrunn has Olympic aspirations
“It’s amazing not to give up any goals, and we’re happy about that,” said Becky Sauerbrunn, a Ladue High grad who started three of those qualifying games. “But we have not played to the best of our ability. We feel have a lot to work on before we head off to the Olympics.”
Soccer Made In St Louis – Sauerbrunn discusses Olympics, WPS and Youth Soccer
US Soccer Biography
Pitchside Report – London Olympics Blog
From US Soccer
Called into the U.S. team for the first time in January of 2008 and then earned a place on the roster for the Four Nations Tournament in China where she earned her first caps … Her first start and cap against Canada on Jan. 16, 2008, was also Pia Sundhage’s first match as head coach … Trained with the WNT in February of that year, but then traveled to Spain with the U.S. U-23s … Did not get another call-up to the senior team until after the 2010 WPS season and worked her way into the mix … 2010: Played in five matches, starting three, and made the roster for the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying tournament, playing in one match … Youth National Teams: Played for the U.S. U-21s/U-23s in 2007 and 2008, winning Nordic Cup titles in both years … Co-captain of Nordic Cup champion U-23s in 2008 … Was a starter and co-captain for the USA at the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Cup in Thailand, playing every minute of all six games … Completed her U-19 career with 25 caps … Member of U.S. U-16s and U-17s from 2000-2002 … Attended the U.S. U-14 I.D. camp in 1999 … First Appearance: Jan. 16, 2008 vs. Canada … First Goal: None.
Becky was a starter and co-captain for the USA at the 2004 FIFA U19 Women’s World Cup in Thailand, playing every minute of all six games. She played for the US U21s/U23s in 2007 and 2008, winning Nordic Cup titles in both years. She was a captain of the Nordic Cup U23 champions in 2008.
Most recently, Becky played in the Women’s World Cup in Germany this past summer. She also plays for magicjack in the US professional women’s soccer league.
2012: Allocated to FC Kansas City for the inaugural NWSL season
The only player to play every minute of both WPS regular seasons so far … 2010: She started all 24 matches for the Freedom and picked one up assist … Played all 120 minutes in playoff match against Philadelphia … 2009: Selected by the Washington Freedom as the third overall pick in the 2008 WPS General Draft ahead of the inaugural season … She started all 20 games during and scored one goal, a spectacular header for the Freedom’s first WPS goal … 2008: Played for the Freedom in W-League during 2008 … Played for the Richmond Kickers in the W-League in 2006-2007 and the Boston Renegades in 2005 … Youth: Played youth club for J.B. Marine and helped lead her teams to four state cup titles and 2000 regional championship.
Becky played at the University of Virginia from 2003-2007 where she played all but 10 minutes of every game. She is the Virginia Cavaliers’ only three time NSCAA all-american and was named first-team all-american and the ACC Defensive Player of the year as a senior in 2007.
Becky began playing with J B Marine as a U12 player in SLYSA and won state championships, finishing second at regionals at U16, U17, U18 and U19. In 2004 her J B Marine team won the U23 National Championship.
While attending Ladue high school, Becky was a two-time NSCAA youth all-american and parade all-american, 2003 Gatorade Missouri player of the year and first team Post Dispatch All-Metro scoring 21 goals and 19 assists during her senior year.