Friday, April 11, 2014

2014 NWSL: Sky Blue FC Preview, Depth Chart & Key Players

2013: 10-6-6 (4th place/Lost Semi-Finals)

Head Coach: Jim Gabarra
Key Returners: Monica Ocampo F (16gp 8g 2a), Christie Rampone D (20gp 1a), Courtney Goodson D (22gp 1g 1a)
Key Newcomers: Jonelle Filigno F (CWNT), Nanase Kiryu (Japan), Maya Hayes (1st Round Pick)
Analysis: The Sky Blues are Greater New York's club in the NWSL who also participated in the WPS. The team did well last season finishing forth through the leadership of US National Team veteran Christie Rampone and the offensive play of Mexican Monica Ocampo. The Sky Blues had added to their attacking depth this off season by signing Canadian Jonelle Filigno, Japanese international Nanase Kiryu and drafting Maya Hayes who scored 71 goals in 89 games while in College at Penn State. With Seattle improving this season the competition for playoffs places should be tighter this season, which might make the Sky Blue's the odd team out.
2014 Prediction: 5th Place

Key Players

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