Casey Eugene Fair, who is considered the player responsible for the future of Korean women’s soccer, took her first step on the professional stage by joining Angel City FC of the National Women’s Professional Soccer League (NWSL).Angel City, based in Los Angeles (LA), USA, announced on its website on the 18th (local time) that Pair had joined.According to Angel City, he is the youngest player in the club’s history.Born in 2007, Fair was born to a Korean mother and an American father.After honing his skills at the American PDA Academy, Fair chose to jump straight into the professional world without entering college.In an interview with the club, Fair said that participating in the FIFA Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup held last year completely changed her previous plans to go to university.
Paire, who participated in the World Cup as a member of the Korean women’s national soccer team led by coach Colin Bell, came on as a substitute in the 33rd minute of the second half in the first group match against Colombia, setting the record for the youngest player (16 years, 26 days) among men and women in the history of the tournament.In the third group match against Germany, he appeared as a starter, overcoming the pressure of world-class defenders and actively moving to the front lines.Pair, who is 178cm tall, mainly plays as a striker due to his excellent fighting ability and power.Fair also had the honor of being selected as the Female Young Player of the Year at the Korea Football Association Awards ceremony held on the 2nd. “After the World Cup experience, I want to keep competing at that level. I want to keep improving,” said Fair. “He said.The club reported that Pair, who left New Jersey for LA in September of last year right after the World Cup, has been training with Angel City and preparing to join the team.
Coach Becky Tweed said, “If you saw him outside (training), you would never tell that Fair is 16 years old,” adding, “He has fit in well with the team right from the moment he joined. During games, he challenges himself and seeks to improve.”Fair, who said she likes the environment of LA and said it was her first time visiting Koreatown, said, “I was born in a Korean family. It’s nice that (Koreatown) is so close.”Fair, who announced the news of his joining through a social network service, also shared a post in Korean saying, “I will work hard. See you at BMO Stadium (Angel City’s home stadium). Thank you.”The NWSL, along with England’s Super League (WSL), is considered the highest level women’s soccer league in the world.In addition, it is considered the most successful league.Currently 14 teams are participating.Angel City, which has participated in the league since the 2022 season, finished the regular league in 8th place in the first season (8 wins, 9 draws, 5 losses), 슬롯게이밍 and in 5th place in the 2023 season (8 wins, 7 draws, 7 losses).