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Keep An Eye On: Katrine Korsgaard
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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

 
 

Finish this!

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.

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