Who is Korbin Albert? The unknown USWNT player on the Schedule that has gone viral on search engine


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The U.S. women’s national team’s first schedule of the Emma Hayes period likely had all but the most intransigent of fans looking for Google.

Korbin Albert, a midfielder with Paris Saint-Germain, got her first call-up to the senior
national team. And her name instantly pointed in Google search as a consequence.
She and NWSL draftee of the Year Jenna Nighswonger are the only players on the
26-woman schedule who have never been in camp with the USWNT.

Acting manager Twila Kilgore said the coaching staff has been monitoring Albert for a long time
now, and chose this was the right time to get her in for a nearer observation.
Hayes and Kilgore are exploiting this camp to assess younger players, together
for the Paris Olympics team and further than.

Korbin’s role has been growing with her club. Evidently, she's getting good Champions League games, - Kilgore
said on Monday.

Now this is what to know about Albert:

Which club does Korbin Albert play at?

The 20-year-old midfielderis at Paris Saint-Germain, France.

Albert departed NotreDame in January, after two seasons with the Fighting Irish, to sign the dotted
lines with the French team. After playing in eight games in 2022-2023 season, beginning
three of the last four, Albert has turned into a normal player in PSG's opening
lineup this year.

She has been includedin the starting lineup in PSG's three Champions League games — a draw and a win
against Manchester United and after that by a loss last week to Ajax — and lasted
all 90 minutes of play. She has also begun three regular-season games, also lasting all 90 minutes.

PSG deploys Albert all over the midfield, and Kilgore said her flexibility is interesting to the USWNT staff.

Albert is playing a slight bit lower or higher at times, based on what the team's needs are,- Kilgore said.

Did Korbin Albert attend college?

Yes. Albert played two years at Notre Dame, where she turned out to be the first Irish player since 2010 to be a finalist for the Hermann Trophy, offered to the country's best
soccer player. Albert ended her final season with 16 goals, the majority in the
country by a midfielder, and was announced the ACC's top midfielder.

Her 12 goals as a newcomerwere second-most on the team and second-most in the country by a newcomer.

Has she played for the USWNT previously?

Albert was in the youthprogram with the Under-20, U-17 and U-15 teams. She was a member of the
Under-20 World Cup last year, where she played together with Alyssa Thompson,
Jaedyn Shaw and Olivia Moultrie.

Thompson had her USWNTfirst appearance in the spring and played at the World Cup, while Shaw and
Moultrie got their first call-ups at camps prior this fall.

Which city is Korbin Albert from?

Albert was nurtured inGrayslake, Illinois, a far northwestern suburb of Chicago, and emerges from an athletic family. Her mom, Janet, was an All-American in track and field at
Iowa. Two of her four brothers played soccer in college, DJ at the University
of Cincinnati and Keaton at Indiana Wesleyan, as sister Teagan plays soccer and
is a diver at Olivet Nazarene.

Korbin Albert and Sponsorship

The declaration Albertwas receiving her first call-up to the USWNT arrives a day after she pronounced
she had signed with Nike.

Albert made the pronouncementon instagram, saying she was thrilled to become part of the Nike legacy.

Time to lift the Tempo,Nike in the house! she wrote.