Current Club: Orlando Pride (NWSL)
College: Auburn University
High School: Nerinx Hall Marker
Club: Scott Gallagher SC
Full name: Julie King
Date of birth: 21 October 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height: 5 ft 9 in
Shoutout to the little dreamers!
I wrote this on a school assignment when I was in 1st grade,… https://t.co/xE7JJ6TVUI
— Julie King (@Julie_King8) June 16, 2017
2020 Oct 28 – waived by the Orlando Pride
The Pride signed King midseason in 2019, but she struggled to make it onto the pitch due to lingering injuries. King played six seasons in the NWSL for the Boston Breakers, then was selected by the Courage in the dispersal draft. King suffered injuries ahead of the NWSL Challenge Cup and was placed on the Pride’s injury reserve list. She remained on that list for the NWSL Fall Series, although King was able to return to Orlando to train with the Pride during the final week of the team’s brief season.
StL native Julie King not medically cleared to play for Orlando in NWSL Fall Series https://t.co/vysihbMRZY
— Dave Lange (@soccermadeinstl) September 13, 2020
2019 Aug 8 – signs with Orlando Pride
NEWS: Orlando Pride Signs Veteran Defender Julie King.
— Orlando Pride (@ORLPride) August 8, 2019
King, 29, joins the Pride from the North Carolina Courage, who selected her with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2018 NWSL Dispersal Draft from the Boston Breakers. The St. Louis native, however, was sidelined throughout her time in North Carolina due to ankle surgery and was later waived on July 18 without making an appearance for the Courage.
Prior to the Breakers ceasing operations, King was a stalwart at the back for the Massachusetts-based side, joining the team during the 2012 WPSL-Elite season and playing each season of its NWSL tenure. Overall, King ended her career with the Breakers as the club’s all-time appearance leader – surpassing U.S. WNT legend Kristine Lilly for the title – and totaled 95 NWSL appearances in Boston.
2019 July 18 – waived by NC Courage
— Katelyn Rowland (@rowland_katelyn) May 3, 2019
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_ 349 days since my last game 290 days since surgery #1 84 days since surgery #2 (but who’s counting? 🤔) Many more days til I’m back, but today it was fun afff to do something more than crutch/crawl/boot/cane/walk/etc.💃🏼 • I had planned to be back on the pitch and joining the NC Courage in April. Unfortunately, as I transitioned to the field for my final steps of rehab, I realized my ankle wasn’t able to sustain playing. In short, I discovered that some things went overlooked on the first try and a 2nd surgery was needed. • Grateful for my fam, friends, PTs, docs, a supportive crew at the Courage, and a badass @thenccourage team to inspire me. I’m coming for you, 2019! 😈
— Julie King (@Julie_King8) January 30, 2018
With the ninth pick in today’s dispersal draft, @TheNCCourage select Julie King.
— NWSL (@NWSL) January 30, 2018
2018 Jan 29 – The Legacy of the Boston Breakers
The NWSL announces today that the Boston Breakers will cease operations, effective immediately. Season ticket holders will be contacted and provided full refunds.
— NWSL (@NWSL) January 28, 2018
— Jeff Shearer (@jeff_shearer) June 10, 2017
2017 June 21 – Bent Musket talks to Julie King
— Julie King (@Julie_King8) March 8, 2017
2017 January – Julie King, from Nerinx Hall to the NWSL
2016 September 26 – Julie King reflects on 2016 Breaker Season (her fourth)
Great interview on team, competing and handling change
2014 Nov 13 – Breakers re-sign Julie King
2014 April 27 – Breakers Earn 1st Win of Season, King Scores 1st career goal and has an assist
Lianne Sanderson factored into all three goals Sunday night at Harvard Stadium, giving the Breakers their first win of the season, a 3-2 victory over Sky Blue FC.
For Sanderson, it was her first two goals of the 2014 season. Defender Julie King scored her first professional goal and also assisted on one of Sanderson’s tallies. Sanderson provided the assist on King’s goal. The Breakers improved to 1-2-0 on the season.
2014: In 2014, the St. Louis, Mo. native started all 17 games she appeared in, playing 1,530 minutes, third-most on the team. King also scored one goal and had one assist during the 2014 season. In two NWSL seasons with the Breakers, King has started in all 38 of her appearances and has one goal and two assists in 3,392 minutes
2013: Signed as a Discovery Player in March
2012: Played in 14 games (9 starts) for the Breakers in WPSL Elite … Finished with 1 assist … Logged 967 minutes.
At Auburn: Scored 13 goals and tallied 10 assists in four years with the Tigers … One of three SEC Co-Defensive Players of the Year and a First Team All-SEC selection (2011) … First Team All-SEC (2010) … Scored the game-winning goal in the 2-1, first round win over Ole Miss at the SEC Tournament (2009) … Named to SEC All-Freshman Team (2008) … In the fall of 2012, returned to Auburn to help coach the women’s soccer team and then joined the Auburn University women’s basketball team, where she played in 30 games during the 2012/13 season for the Tigers. She scored 34 points, all off the bench.
Scholastic/Club: Starred at Nerinx Hall High School … Played for St. Louis Scott Gallagher Club (SLSC) Soccer … Advanced to Region II regional Finals, winning the competition in 2003 and 2005 … Won the National Championship in 2005 … First Team All-State, All-Metro, and All-Conference (2008) … First Team All-Metro, First Team All-Conference, and First Team All-State (2007) … Helped SLSC to the 2005 USYS National Championship.
Personal: Daughter of Kevin and Julie King … Has three siblings, Caitlin, Meghan, and R.J.