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Becky Edwards signs with Western New York, Sky Blue FC to Turkey

Becky Edwards has signed with the Western New York Flash.  The United States Under-23 midfielder became a free agent after former club and 2010 WPS Champion FC Gold Pride folded in November.

“Becky was integral to the success of the Bay Area this past season in their run to the championship,” Flash Head Coach Aaran Lines said.  “She possesses a good understanding of the game and has solid technical abilities.  Becky will be an important player for us to help link the game playing in the holding midfield role.”

In 24 appearances with FC Gold Pride in 2010, Edwards tallied one goal and one assist.  She officially becomes the 14th player on Western New York’s increasingly impressive roster.

Sky Blue FC Reveals Preseason Plans

Sky Blue FC’s partnership with Swedish Damallsvenskan club LdB FC Malmö is already paying off.  Sky Blue FC will  spend nine days in Turkey participating in a four team tournament that includes be LdB FC Malmö, Russian side FK Energiya and Danish club Fortuna Hjørring.

“Whenever planning a preseason, it is good for team building to get away for a week to 10 days,” Sky Blue FC Head Coach Jim Gabarra said. “Traditionally, teams travel down to Florida and play college teams or other WPS teams.  However, we were presented with this really unique and exciting opportunity to go to Turkey and play in a tournament against champions from other countries.  We are looking forward to the challenge of playing these teams, as well as the great experiences we will share as a team.”

Sky Blue FC will head to the Mediterranean city of Antalya on March 12 and return to New Jersey March 21.  The tournament dates will be March 17 and 19 with an exhibtion against FK Energiya on March 15.

“This trip to Turkey shows that our affiliation with LdB FC Malmö is strong, and it also proves WPS is making an international footprint within the game of women’s soccer,” Sky Blue FC General Manager Gioia DiFlumeri said. “Without question, we will be an energized team upon our return and look to show that to our fans when we play our home opener on April 10th.”

Sky Blue FC opens the season April 10 at home against rival Philadelphia Independence.


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