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Thursday Roundup: Reign sign Larissa Crummer

Melbourne City remains perfect on the season through eight games. (Photo: Westfield W-League)

ALSO IN TODAY’S ROUNDUP, COURAGE REVEALS JERSEY, PRIDE ANNOUNCES SALE, AND MORE

Melbourne City remains perfect on the season through eight games. (Photo: Westfield W-League)

In 2016, Larissa Crummer won the W-League’s golden boot while helping Melbourne City win the trophy undefeated. (Photo: Westfield W-League)

Seattle Reign FC announced today that they have signed Australian forward Larissa Crummer, pending receipt of her P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC). Crummer is currently part of W-League side Melbourne City FC alongside Reign teammates Jess Fishlock, Lauren Barnes, Bev Yanez, and Rebekah Stott, but has not played since January 14 due to a broken foot.

In 2015, Crummer scored Melbourne City’s very first goal, her first of ten that season, and went on to earn the Golden Boot. She has played in the W-League since 2012, spending time with the Brisbane Roar and Sydney FC. Appearing as both a forward and a defender, she has been a part of two championship sides (Sydney in 2013 and Melbourne City in 2016). Crummer is also part of the Matildas, having been the youngest member of the 2015 World Cup squad after marking her debut earlier that year with a goal against The Netherlands.

“I think coming over to play for us will really help her develop,” said Reign head coach Laura Harvey. “Bringing in someone who’s that young and has such an established goal scoring career is great. Playing in America is a huge challenge, but now is the time to get her here and give her the opportunity to try and achieve that.”

COURAGE REVEAL HOME JERSEY

The North Carolina Courage released their home jersey for sale today. The kit, solid navy with gold trim and lettering, bears the Courage crest on the chest. This is the first 2017 NWSL kit to be announced and follows on the announcement from the Courage earlier this week with the club’s first merchandise for sale.

The Courage were the Western New York Flash before being sold to North Carolina FC and relocated to Cary, N.C.

ORLANDO OFFERS TICKET DEAL

The Orlando Pride are offering a two-for-one ticket deal in which buyers can reserve a seat for the season opener and receive a ticket for another Pride match of their choice. Dates and times will be announced upon release of the 2017 NWSL schedule. The Pride will be moving from Camping World Stadium to Orlando City Stadium, currently under construction in downtown Orlando, which they will share with Orlando City SC and Orlando City B.

HOOGENDIJK ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL RETIREMENT

Dutch midfielder Anouk Hoogendijk announced her retirement from international play today. Hoogendijk accumulated over 100 caps with The Netherlands since her 2004 debut. She was on the roster for the team’s first ever Women’s World Cup appearance in 2015, where they advanced to the Round of 16.

Hoogendijk currently plays for AFC Ajax in the Eredivisie. She also spent time with FAWSL sides Bristol City Women and Arsenal Ladies. She was not on the roster for the Netherlands team that lost to the USWNT 3-1 in last September’s friendly.

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