American defender Alana Cook earning her stripes at PSG
Alana Cook joined an exclusive club when she headed in a goal for Paris Saint-Germain against Barcelona last weekend. Megan Rapinoe, Christen Press and Carli Lloyd are the only other United States internationals to have scored in the semifinals or final of the Women’s Champions League. It was also the 24-year-old defender’s first goal since turning professional just over two years ago. Cook says it was “not too bad to do it in a semifinal of the Champions League.” Preventing goals will be Cook’s main focus when PSG travels to Barcelona for the second leg on Sunday after a 1-1 draw in Paris.