Canadian midfielder Desiree Scott transfers from NWSL to English Women’s Super League
Posted on 14 February 2014 in Around the Soccer World
Canada Soccer and the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today that Canadian National Women’s Team midfielder Desiree Scott has been transferred to Notts County Ladies of The FA Women’s Super League in England.
As an allocated player, Scott was a valuable member of the inaugural FC Kansas City squad that held their opponents to only 22 goals all season, second to only Western New York Flash in the NWSL.
Scott has also been a fixture for the Canadian Women’s National Team since first appearing for the senior squad in February 2010. She has started 46 of the 71 matches she has appeared in for her home country. Her defensive prowess was key to helping Canada win the bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics.
Per club and league policies, detailed terms of the deal and transfer fee were not disclosed. Canada Soccer will not be allocating an additional player to the NWSL for the 2014 season, bringing the number of Canadian allocated players to 15.
The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is a nine-team Division-I women's professional soccer league featuring national team players from Canada, Mexico and USA. The nine clubs are the Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash, FC Kansas City, Portland Thorns FC, Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, the Washington Spirit and the Western New York Flash. Based in Chicago, the NWSL is supported by the Canadian Soccer Association, Federation of Mexican Football and the United States Soccer Federation. For more information about the NWSL, log on to the league's official website at NWSLsoccer.com.