March 9, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Sky Blue FC, the 2009 defending Women's Professional Soccer league champions, are coming to Tallahassee. The team from New York/New Jersey will train for two weeks in Tallahassee on the campus of Florida State University at the Seminole Soccer Complex beginning Wednesday, March 10.
First year head coach Paulina Miettinen returns to Tallahassee, where she served as an assistant for two years under current Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian. During her time with the Seminoles, Miettinen helped guide the Garnet and Gold to back-to-back College Cup appearances.
Featured players on Sky Blue FC include Carli Lloyd, 2008 U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year, Natasha Kai, former North Carolina standouts Heather O'Reilly, Yael Averbuch and Nikki Washington and Brazilian star Rosana.
"It is great for the youth of Tallahassee to have a chance to watch professional athletes in action," said FSU head coach Mark Krikorian. "Sky Blue FC were the champions in the inaugural season of the WPS and they have a lot of world class players. It is a great opportunity for any youngster to come out and watch some of the best female soccer players in the world."
Fans will get a chance to see Sky Blue FC in action when the defending champs taking on Florida State in a scrimmage beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17 inside the Seminole Soccer Complex. Admission to the event is free.
The two clubs will then team up to offer a free youth skills clinic on Sunday, March 21 at the Seminole Soccer Complex. The clinic is open to all youth in the 8th grade or lower and will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m.
Scheduled Scrimmages For Sky Blue FC:
(Admission to all these events are free)
Wed., March 17 - vs. Florida State, 7:00 p.m. (Tallahassee - Seminole Soccer Complex)
Sat., March 20 - vs. Boston Breakers, 4:00 p.m. (Gainesville, FL)
Tues., March 23 - vs. Florida, 7:00 p.m. (Tallahassee - Seminole Soccer Complex)