FC Kansas City have locked up their best young player through the end of the 2015 season. The Blues announced Wednesday that midfielder Erika Tymrak, who won 2013 NWSL Rookie of the Year, signed a contract extension that will keep her in Kansas City for the next two seasons.
Most interesting about the contract extension is the confirmation that Tymrak will not be an allocated U.S. Soccer player. An FC Kansas City spokesman says it appears Tymrak doesn’t yet have enough caps or experience with the U.S. to warrant allocation. As seen with Kristie Mewis’ mid-season change in 2013, anything can happen. Tymrak made her first two appearances for the U.S. this fall, scoring her first senior team goal against Brazil on Nov. 10.
“I had a great first professional experience in Kansas City,” Tymrak said. “Everything about it made me a better player…the coaching, playing style, and especially the fans. I’m extremely excited about the next season. It is only going to get better.”
The 22-year-old started 16 games, ending the season with six goals and four assists to complement league MVP Lauren Holiday.
Tymrak spent the past three months in Germany on loan with Bayern Munich, playing in eight matches and scoring two goals. Read more about why Tymrak made the move to Germany here.
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