Riley Tanner

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Status Waived
Position Forward
Hometown Caledonia, Mich.
Age 10/15/1999
Height 5'7"
College Alabama
Pronouns She/Her
Acquired Drafted by the Spirit, 2023 NWSL Draft
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Career Summary



Did not appear in the regular season. Appeared in two Challenge Cup games (one start). Recorded her first career NWSL assist in a May Challenge Cup match.


An important piece on two SEC programs – South Carolina (2018-21) and Alabama (2021-22) – in her five seasons of collegiate soccer. Earned Second Team All-SEC honors in 2022. Tallied eight assists in 2022, fourth all-time in Alabama history. Left the South Carolina program with the fifth-best career shot percentage (22.6%). Became the first Gamecock to score in three straight NCAA Tournament matches.


Scored first international goal of career in the semifinal of the Play-Off Tournament against Papua New Guinea, helping send Panama to its first ever World Cup. Appeared in three World Cup matches (two starts), playing 208 minutes.

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