Sky Blue FC have traded forward Savannah McCaskill to the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for a first and second-round draft pick in the 2020 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft. The Equalizer first reported the news.
Sky Blue will get Chicago’s highest first-round pick, and the second-round pick will be the one Chicago acquired from Utah Royals FC.
In total, McCaskill made 26 appearances for the New Jersey team, scoring three goals in two seasons with the club. While she was at Sky Blue, the team struggled, winning only one game in 2018 and 2019 combined thus far.
This past winter, McCaskill starred for Sydney FC in the Australian W-League, helping lead the club to the league title and scoring two goals in the final.
In 2018, the now 22-year-old also earned six caps with the United States women’s national team and has previously stated her desire to work her way back into the international picture. Red Stars head coach Rory Dames has a long track record of helping guide young players into opportunities with the American squad.
McCaskill is expected to arrive in Chicago on Thursday and be available for this Sunday’s match against Reign FC.
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