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Sky Blue signs New Zealand goalkeeper Nayler

Sky Blue FC has signed New Zealand goalkeeper Erin Nayler. (Photo Courtesy Sky Blue FC)

Sky Blue FC has signed New Zealand goalkeeper Erin Nayler. (Photo Courtesy Sky Blue FC)

Sky Blue FC announced on Monday the signing of New Zealand goalkeeper Erin Nayler, who played every minute in net for the Football Ferns at the 2015 World Cup.

Nayler is 24 years old, but she has already been a part of the New Zealand teams which participated at the 2011 and 2015 World Cups, as well as the 2012 Olympics. She is expected to start for New Zealand at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

“We are delighted to finalize this deal with Erin Nayler,” Sky Blue FC coach Christy Holly said. “Bringing Erin to New Jersey is something we have been trying to get done for quite some time. She comes to us with plenty of international experience, including in both the World Cup and Olympics, and she will be a great addition to a very solid group of goalkeepers that we have here.”

Nayler recently helped Northern Football to the ASB Women’s League championship, which is the top flight league in New Zealand. Current Sky Blue FC assistant coach Paul Greig was the head coach of that Northern Football team.

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