USL Feature Series: Keep an Eye on This Girl
During the next few months USLsoccer.com will highlight the on-the-field stars of the W-League by getting to know their personalities off the field. Up next: Katrine Korsgaard of the Colorado Rapids Women and Danish Women’s National Team. Before joining the Rapids Women Korsgaard played in 27 league games for Skovbakken this season scoring seven times while helping lead her team to second place behind Brondby IF. On the international level, Korsgaard has captained both the U19 and U23 Danish National teams, including the 2007 U19 squad at the European Championships in Iceland. In total, Korsgaard has earned 46 caps for Denmark from the youth to senior ranks.
Full name: Katrine Korsgaard
Club: Colorado Rapids Women
Head coach: Daniel Clitnovici
Born: Aarhus, Denmark
Nickname: KK, Kat or Kors.
Position: Central midfield or right midfield.
Inspired me the most: My boyfriend
Playing strengths: Passing and crosses
Needs a bit of work: Heading and left foot
Favorite player: Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona
Tell us about your coach: He is great and very helpful.
Biggest career highlight: National championship with Denmark Women’s U18 national team and debut for National A-team.
Advice I would give to young girls following in my footsteps: Work hard and enjoy every practice. Set up some personal goals, so you do not just train, but you train to improve.
I’m stranded on a small island. Five things I’d want with me: Licorice, a ball, iPhone, a good book, and my pillow.
Tunes I’m listening to: All greatest hits
Best movie seen recently: Headhunter
Retro item I wish would make a comeback: Cowboy jacket
Favorite movie: The Shawshank Redemption
Describe yourself in five words: Happy, sweet, serious, sporty and charming
I can’t get enough of… licorice.
I spend my money on… clothes and traveling.
My fashion style is… casual.
Technology and social media is… a part of my life.
Over time I’ve learned… to live one day at the time.
Sometimes I need to… stop and relax.
Every day I try to… enjoy my life.
I’m thankful for… my family and friends.
My biggest influence… my family.
I used to… go to bed late.
I always… appreciate people around me.
I have a friend… and many other people around me that I appreciate a lot.
I play a bit like… Steven Gerrard, Liverpool FC
If I wasn’t playing soccer I’d be… a handball player.
In five years I see myself… working in the financial sector and living in a house with my family.