Lauren Holiday

United States

Lauren Holiday Bio

Who is Lauren Holiday

Forward who began her professional career with the Pali Blues in 2009 and joined FC Kansas City in 2013. She became a member of the U.S. women's soccer team in 2007 and won gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and at the 2015 World Cup.

Early Life (Childhood)

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Rita and George Cheney, Lauren Nicole Cheney began playing soccer as a youth after watching her brother play the sport. She played on boys' teams until age 12

Interesting Facts

She was a standout player at UCLA, leading the Pac-10 with 19 goals her freshman year and earning first-team All-American honors. Holiday played professionally for FC Kansas City in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the Boston Breakers in the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS). She played collegiate soccer for the UCLA Bruins.

Personal Life

At the age of three, Holiday had open heart surgery to correct a heart defect. She married professional basketball player Jrue Holiday. On September 4, 2016, it was announced that Holiday had previously been diagnosed with a brain tumor during her pregnancy.


She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion