The US Women’s soccer team is riding high after winning the Women’s World Cup. What you didn’t know is that a Kansan was there to compete and now celebrate the title.
Adrianna Franch is the only Kansas-born player to make a World Cup roster, men or women.
Franch was a standout for Salina South and then went on to star at Oklahoma State before turning pro. Franch is currently a two time NWSL Goalkeeper of the year for her team the Portland Thorns of the NWSL.
Franch came on 580 Sports Talk to recap the World Cup, the celebratory tour, how she found out she was selected to the Women’s World Cup team, the memory she will take from the tournament, what it was like playing in Norway, how to improve soccer and her favorite places to eat in Salina.