Also in today’s Roundup, Leanne Crichton is one of first former Notts County players to sign with new club, NWSL added to go90 desktop experience and Hackensack Meridian Health returns as Sky Blue FC jersey sponsor
Sam Kerr, Christie Pearce, and Shea Groom will be absent for Sky Blue FC and FC Kansas City respectively this weekend as their clubs compete against each on Sunday, but for fairly different reasons.
Sam Kerr will notably be absent for Sky Blue FC this weekend as she is on her way to Sydney to attend the Dolan Warren Awards which are the year end awards for the W-League in Australia. Kerr, who won the award for Best Forward, finished the W-League season with 10 goals and four assists for Perth Glory.
— The Women’s Game (@TheWomensGame) April 28, 2017
Pearce will be missing her first NWSL league game in almost two years due to NWSL concussion protocol. The captain was placed on concussion protocol after the club’s 1-0 loss to Boston last weekend although there were no initial indications of a concussion during the game. The last match NWSL match that Pearce missed was due to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. She played every single minute for the New Jersey club in 2016.
Groom has been ruled out for at least one match with a rib injury, meaning she not be playing with FCKC this weekend against Sky Blue. The injury hits keep on coming for Kansas City who. among others, are dealing with Amy Rodriguez’s ACL tear from game 1 that will sideline her for the entirety of the season.
Leanne Crichton, former Notts County midfielder returns to Glasgow City FC
Earlier this afternoon, Glasgow City FC announced the signing of Scottish midfielder Leanne Crichton via Twitter. Crichton previously played for Notts County in the FA WSL in England until the club folded last week just ahead of the start of the spring season. She joined Notts County from Glasgow City at the beginning of 2015.
— Glasgow City FC (@GlasgowCityFC) April 28, 2017
Initially, it was unclear if the Notts County players would be able to re-sign elsewhere since the transfer window had closed, however, as of yesterday, the English Football Association granted Notts County Ladies players the right to transfer to other clubs.
The 29-year old will turn her focus to club play for Glasgow City this spring as well as training with the Scottish national team ahead of this summer’s 2017 European Championships set to kick off in July. Crichton has 38 appearances for her country to date.
NWSL, go90 streaming partnership extended to desktop
Today, the NWSL announced that all NWSL games streaming on the go90 app will also be available on their website, go90.com. The addition of a desktop experience will give many fans some relief as there was difficulty watching games that were limited to mobile and tablet devices only, or an over the top device like a Chromecast. Now, fans will be able to access all games that will be streamed via the go90 platform on either desktop or mobile.
— NWSL (@NWSL) April 28, 2017
Hackensack Meridian Health returns as Sky Blue FC jersey sponsor
Today, Sky Blue FC and Hackensack Meridan Health held a joint-press conference to announce that Hackensack Meridian Health is returning for a fourth season as Sky Blue FC’s title sponsor and official health care provider. Sky Blue FC’s home opener on Sunday will be their first match with a jersey sponsor. They played the first two away matches of the year without a jersey sponsor.
— Sky Blue FC (@SkyBlueFC) April 28, 2017
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