Sky Blue FC head coach Jim Gabarra has confirmed the club is finalizing a contract with 18-year-old Australian, Caitlin Foord.
"I think she’s a great talent and we were in need of a right back and she can also help up on the flank," Gabarra said. "I always liked what I saw. She’s a prototypical attacking wide defender."
Foord was only 16 when she played for Australia at the 2011 World Cup. She started three of the team’s four matches and helped them out of the group stage. Australia lost to eventual third-place finisher Sweden in the quarterfinals.
"I liked what she did in the World Cup," Gabarra added. "With some of the (speedy) forwards in the league she’s got the pace to run with them and defend them."