Player Details


Christen Westphal


5' 6"

Date of Birth

9.2.1993 (30)


Brecksville, Ohio United States


Career Summary

2020: Played in 10 games, making eight starts across all competitions...Started all four games during the NWSL Fall Series...Played 86 minutes in a starting role against OL Reign on Oct. 10...Started and played 90 minutes against Utah on Oct. 3...Started and played 53 minutes against OL Reign on Sept. 30...Made her Thorns FC Providence Park debut, starting and logging 45 minutes against Utah in the Fall Series on Sept. 20...Played in all six matches, making four starts at the Challenge Cup...Entered the match as a substitute and played 48 minutes, making her fifth appearance of the tournament on July 17 against North Carolina...Appeared in her fourth match, making a third straight start, on July 13 against OL Reign, logging 89 minutes...Started for a second consecutive match, playing 70 minutes against Washington on July 5...Earned her first start with Portland, logging 90 minutes against Chicago on July 1...Made her Thorns FC debut, logging 18 minutes as a substitute in the NWSL Challenge Cup opener against North Carolina on June 27. 

2019: Played in four matches, earning one start for Reign FC.

2018: Made 12 appearances, earning nine starts in her first season with Reign FC...Recorded one assist...Tallied her first assist with Reign FC against Sky Blue FC on May 27.

2017: Started and played in 13 matches, recording one assist...Tallied her first career assist against Seattle Reign FC on July 16.

2016: Selected No. 3 overall in the 2016 NWSL Draft by the Boston Breakers...Appeared in 13 games (7 starts) during her rookie season...Made her professional debut on April 17 against the Washington Spirit, logging 10 minutes...Earned her first career start on May 28, playing 90 minute against the Western New York Flash...Scored her first professional goal on June 24 against Western New York.

Youth International
Named to U.S. Under-23 team for 2015 Four Nations Tournament played in Norway at end of May…Played entirety of each of the three matches at Four Nations Tournament...Attended U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team camp at U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California in December of 2013 and May of 2014.

College (University of Florida)

2015: Started and played in 24 matches, recording three goals and 13 assists...National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America first team...NSCAA South Region first team...Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year...All-SEC every year of collegiate career, including three consecutive appearances on first team...Gators tri-captain...Played the entirety of 21 matches as center back...Led Gators with 13 assists, which was first in the SEC and T-4th in the nation...Ranked third among Gators with 19 points – the most ever in a season by a Gator defender...SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player with seven points earned over three matches – including registering game-winning goals of free kicks in semifinal and final matches...Finished her career second on Gator Career Charts for complete matches played (77), minutes (8,486) and consecutive starts (95)...Among the 2015 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List... Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2014: Started and played in 23 matches, recording two assists...National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-South Region and All-Southeastern Conference first-team for second consecutive year...Provided assist on Annie Speese’s game-winning goal versus Texas Tech in NCAA Round of 16... Played entirety of 17 of 23 matches at center back...Among the 63 players listed for the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List...Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2013: Appeared in 24 matches (all starts), tallying one goal and one assist...NSCAA All-America second team...NSCAA South Region first team...All-SEC first-team and SEC All-Tournament selection...Started every match at center back...Named final SEC Defensive Player of the Week of season after scoring on a 40-yard free kick to open Florida’s scoring at Georgia...Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2012: Played in 25 games (24 starts), recording one assist...NSCAA All-South Region third team...Southeastern Conference second team and also named to SEC Freshman team...SEC All-Tournament selection, playing the entirety of the Gators’ three matches...Appeared on Soccer America’s All-Freshman second team...Started all but the season opener, appearing in every match at center back...Played the entirety of 20 matches, including overtime contests at then No. 14 North Carolina, versus then No. 2 Duke and at Auburn...Member of SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.