It’s amazing … with only two days remaining in the NWSL free agent signing period and still teams have not “accidentally” leaked any of their signings. The Western New York Flash did retweet a few Tweets yesterday and day welcoming McCall Zerboni to the team so we guess you can count that.
However today marked the second day in a row that we found out a USWNT player will not be participating in the inaugural season of the NWSL, but this time it is not due to injury or a contract overseas rather a very exciting announcement. Seattle Reign FC’s Amy Rodriguez is reportedly pregnant and will miss the inaugural season of the NWSL. We want to congratulate Amy and her husband Adam Shilling on this wonderful news!
Also in the news today …
– According to The Equalizer, Ella Masar has signed with the Chicago Red Stars.
– Chicago Red Stars Zakiya Bywaters has been invited to the USWNT full team camp according to a Tweet Bywaters sent out late last night.
– The Seattle Reign FC made a very detailed post on their Facebook page about what has been going on with the team and league including:
- Reign FC has agreed to terms with three new players, including one international, which we will announce as soon as contracts are executed. Expect to hear more by early next week
- All NWSL teams will have kits supplied by a soon-to-be-named sponsor
- We hope to have a final schedule from the league by Feb 15. We’re working with the league to limit mid-week matches (expect 3-4)
- Scheduled to begin the weekend of April 13. The season will conclude with a Championship match on Saturday, August 31.
– UWSNT player Yael Averbuch wrote a post over at Soccer Without Limits examining “the dispersal of American players and who will or will not be returning for the NWSL for 2013”
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