A promising young talent, Alex Pfeiffer, who is just 15 years old, has been signed by The Kansas City Current to a three-year contract as a forward. This move shows the club’s commitment to nurturing young talent and providing them with a platform to showcase their skills. Pfeiffer’s signing is a clear indication of the team’s vision to build a strong foundation for the future and create a team that can compete at the highest level.
With her extensive experience coaching the U.S. Women’s National Team at the U15, U16 and U17 levels, Pfeiffer brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Current team.
In a statement, Pfeiffer expressed his eagerness to join the team and contribute to winning championships. “I can’t wait to step onto the pitch with this amazing team,” he said.
The NWSL’s under-18 entry mechanism allows each team to sign up to two players under the age of 18. The Current has just signed their first player using this mechanism, and she is guaranteed not to be waived or traded until she turns 18.
Camille Ashton, the general manager of KC Current, expresses her excitement in welcoming Alex to the team. According to Ashton, Alex possesses an immense talent that can make a significant impact on the team for years to come. She further adds that the team is thrilled that Alex has chosen to take the next step in her career by continuing her development with them in KC.
At just 15 years old, Pfeiffer has already made history by becoming the fourth-youngest player to sign with the NWSL. Her birthday falls in November, meaning that she will turn 16 later this year. It’s an impressive achievement for such a young athlete, and a testament to her skill and dedication on the field.
During the month of March in 2022, Pfeiffer received an invitation to attend the U15 U.S. Women’s Youth National Team camp.
Before joining the senior USWNT, Pfeiffer had already proven herself as a talented player. She had won the 2022 Concacaf Girls Championship with the U15 USWNT and had also emerged victorious at the U16 level by winning the Mondial Montaigu Tournament in France. These achievements are a testament to her skills and dedication to the sport.
During her time with St. Louis Scott Gallagher, she also excelled in club soccer and proved to be a valuable asset to the team. Her impressive performance led her to receive the prestigious title of 2023 ECNL U17 Player of the Year, following her team’s back-to-back national championship victories.
According to head coach Vlatko Andonovski, this marks an excellent beginning for our efforts to enhance the pro-player pathway for our club and the surrounding area. He believes that Alex is the perfect person to set an example for players across the board and assist our club in achieving our short and long-term objectives.