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Santa Clarita Blue Heat add international experience, more on Puma

The USL W-League’s Santa Clarita Blue Heat have added Portugal captain Edite Fernandes to its 2011 roster.  Fernandes has 14 years of international experience and has been capped 81 times by Portugal.

“When I took over the club a year ago, my goal was to bring quality to the league,” Blue Heat Owner and President Carlos Marroquin said. “My goal is to have three or four good players similar to Edite playing for the side this season.”

Fernandes has played club soccer in Portugal, China, England and Spain.  She was most recently a member of Atletico Madrid.

Also in W-League news, 2011 expansion team Dayton Dutch Lions announced Mark Batman as head coach.

Puma’s Women’s Soccer Initiative:

To follow-up on last week’s posts (here and here), Puma has put together a video recap of the event.  Although the WPS uniform unveiling dominated the launch, Puma also unveiled an entire line of 44 new women’s soccer training and lifestyle products.  Below is a sample of some of the latest gear WPS players will be sporting both on and off the pitch:


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