Erika Tymrak is a decorated professional soccer player from Sarasota, FL, who plays for the Utah Royals and currently resides in Salt Lake City. Erika played collegiate soccer at the University of FL where she was a 3x All American and 3x SEC Champion. She was drafted out of college where she played 5 years at FC Kansas City, winning Rookie of the Year and 2 back to back National Championships. She also won a W-League Championship in the Australian League when she played at Melbourne City. Erika has represented her country at the highest level with 3 National Team Caps and 1 goal. She has traveled the world playing soccer, playing in 8 different countries and counting.
Chai is a Siberian Husky-Mix. Erika and her boyfriend rescued Chai from a no-kill shelter in Denver, CO. Erika lives an extremely active and spontaneous life and Chai is always by her side, one adventure after another. Because of her nomadic lifestyle, Chai has lived in four different states and has explored various terrains, but Utah has definitely been his favorite place to live so far.
When Erika isn’t playing soccer, she is advocating in the community for animal rights. She loves to use her platform to show people the importance of rescuing homeless animals and Chai is the perfect poster dog for that. He was a skittish and fearful dog and after being rescued, transformed into the happiest dog ever, being a loyal companion and fearless adventurer.