|Full name||Whitney Elizabeth Engen|
|Date of birth||November 28, 1987|
|Place of birth||Torrance, California, United States|
|Height||Script error: No such module "convert".|
|Western New York Flash|
|2006–2009||North Carolina Tar Heels|
|2010||Chicago Red Stars||24||(0)|
|2011||Western New York Flash||17||(0)|
|2011||→ Tyresö FF (loan)||6||(1)|
|2015-||Western New York Flash||0||(0)|
|2006–2007||United States U-20|
|2009||United States U-23|
Whitney Elizabeth Engen (born November 28, 1987) is an American professional soccer player who plays for the Western New York Flash of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States women's national soccer team.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Club career
- 3 International career
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Born in Torrance, California to parents Chris and Kim Engen, Whitney attended Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in Rolling Hills Estates, California where she was named her Most Valuable Offensive Player as a freshman and Most Valuable Player as a sophomore. She lettered for two years as a forward and attacking midfielder on the varsity soccer team, but missed her junior season with an injury and then concentrated on club soccer during her senior year. Engen played club soccer for nine years, the last four with Slammers Futbol Club (SFC) and helped lead SFC to back-to-back state and regional titles from 2004–2005. She twice took part in national championship tournaments with her club, taking second in 2004 and third in 2005. Engen also played on the '86 Olympic Development Program (ODP) team that clinched regional and national titles. Engen was ranked among the Top 25 recruits in the nation by Soccer Buzz in 2006.
University of North Carolina
As a freshman, Engen played in 27 games for the Tar Heels, starting 24. She was Carolina's third-leading point producer with 37 and tied for second on the team in goals with 12 and in assists with 13. She won the UNC soccer team's Gift of Fury award. During her sophomore year, Engen played in all 23 games that she played in, scoring six goals and providing eight assists. She ranked third in point total on the team with 20 and was named to the All-ACC Academic team. As a junior, Engen moved into the starting role at center back after playing her first two years as a starting striker. She started all 28 games and led the team in minutes played with 2,518, playing the last 1,211 minutes of the season without taking a break. Engen recorded three assists and tied the school record for games played and games started in a season with 28.
A highly decorated player, Engen received the following honors during her junior and senior years alone with the Tar Heels:
- Second-Team Soccer Buzz All-America
- Third-Team NSCAA All-America
- Second-Team All-ACC
- Women's College Cup All-Tournament Team
- All-ACC Tournament
- ACC All-Academic Team
- NSCAA/adidas First-Team Collegiate Scholar All-America Team
- First-Team NSCAA All-Southeast Region
- First-Team Soccer Buzz All-Southeast Region
- Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (September 23, 2008)
- Soccer America National Team of the Week (September 23, 2008)
- Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week (September 23, 2008)
- MVP of 2008 Duke adidas Classic
- 2008 Duke adidas Classic All-Tournament Team
Engen joined Pali Blues in 2009.
Chicago Red Stars
Western New York Flash
Second stint at Pali Blues
In October 2012, Engen signed with English club Liverpool Ladies for the 2013 FA WSL season. With Liverpool challenging Arsenal for the WSL title, Tyresö announced in August 2013 that they had agreed a deal to re-sign Engen on the expiry of her Liverpool contract. She was expected to move back to Sweden in late September or early October and would be available to play for Tyresö in their UEFA Women's Champions League fixtures.
Second stint at Tyresö FF
Engen was one of five American players at Tyresö who were all asked by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) to return to the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris came back for the beginning of the 2014 NWSL season while Engen, Meghan Klingenberg and Christen Press delayed their return until the end of Tyresö's Champions League campaign.
International careerU.S. Women's National Soccer Team roster for the 2011 Algarve Cup. In 2013, under new head coach, Tom Sermanni, Engen was named to the roster for the 2013 Algarve Cup as well as two friendlies against Scotland. 
|Key (expand for notes on “international goals” and sorting)|
|Location||Geographic location of the venue where the competition occurred|
Sorted by country name first, then by city name
|Lineup||Start – played entire match|
on minute (off player) – substituted on at the minute indicated, and player was substituted off at the same time
|Min||The minute in the match the goal was scored. For list that include caps, blank indicates played in the match but did not score a goal.|
|Assist/pass||The ball was passed by the player, which assisted in scoring the goal. This column depends on the availability and source of this information.|
|penalty or pk||Goal scored on penalty-kick which was awarded due to foul by opponent. (Goals scored in penalty-shoot-out, at the end of a tied match after extra-time, are not included.)|
|Score||The match score after the goal was scored.|
Sorted by goal difference, then by goal scored by the player's team
|Result||The final score.|
Sorted by goal difference in the match, then by goal difference in penalty-shoot-out if it is taken, followed by goal scored by the player's team in the match, then by goal scored in the penalty-shoot-out. For matches with identical final scores, match ending in extra-time without penalty-shoot-out is a tougher match, therefore precede matches that ended in regulation
|aet||The score at the end of extra-time; the match was tied at the end of 90' regulation|
|pso||Penalty-shoot-out score shown in parenthesis; the match was tied at the end of extra-time|
|<center>1||2013-03-08||Albufeira||23x15px China PR||90.Start||84||unassisted||
|Algarve Cup – group stage|
|<center>2||2014-09-13||Sandy||23x15px Mexico||58||Christen Press||
|<center>3||2014-10-17||Chicago||23x15px Guatemala||90.Start||58||Megan Rapinoe||
|World Cup qualifier:Group A|
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- "Whitney Engen player profile". University of North Carolina. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
- "Player Bio: Whitney Engen – NORTH CAROLINA OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE". Tarheelblue.cstv.com. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
- Fitzgerald, Grant (February 1, 2010). "Contracts small for female professional soccer players". The Daily Tar Heel.
- "Whitney Engen". Svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 8 October 2012.
- "Blues Add USWNT Member Whitney Engen". Pali Blues Soccer Club. 2012-04-17. Retrieved 8 October 2012.
- Kassouf, Jeff (8 October 2012). "Source: Whitney Engen signs with Liverpool Ladies". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 8 October 2012.
- "Tyresö värvar amerikansk back" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
- Kassouf, Jeff (16 December 2013). "Ashlyn Harris leaves Tyresö, returning to Spirit". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
- "Sundhage Names 24-Player Roster for 2011 Algarve Cup". Retrieved 11 February 2011.
- "USWNT and Abby Wambach Defeat Scotland: 5 Thoughts from the Win". American Touchline. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
- "U.S. Soccer releases roster for 2013 Algarve Cup". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
- "Krieger and Engen Tally First International Goals as U.S. WNT Defeats China PR 5–0 at Algarve Cup in Portugal". U.S.Soccer.
- "USA Cruise to 8-0 Win Against Mexico". U.S.Soccer.
- "WNT Takes Control of Group A with 5-0 Victory against Guatemala". U.S.Soccer.