- NWSL’s next star. Alyssa was selected by her hometown team, Angel City FC, as the first overall pick in the 2023 NWSL Draft in January. She is the first high school player to be drafted in league history.
- Hollywood story. Alyssa made her NWSL regular season debut on Sunday in Angel City’s matchup against Gotham FC. It took her just 11 minutes to score her first career goal.
- Relatable role models. Alyssa’s sports idols are Serena and Venus Williams. She loves how their story relates to her and Gisele’s and admires how hard working the Williams sisters are.
- Keeping up with the boys. Alyssa and her sister both trained with the U19 boys’ MLS Next Youth team. Due to the pandemic, the girls also became members of the team and were the only girls on the roster.
- Drizzy carpool karaoke. Alyssa is a big fan of the rapper Drake. She currently enjoys playing his new album “Her Loss” in the car.
Images Source: Alyssa Thompson on Instagram