Notebook: Courage re-signings; Killion back with Sky Blue FC; Utah preseason schedule
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Debinha returns to the Courage for the 2019 NWSL season. (Photo credit: John Todd/isiphotos.com)
Debinha returns to the Courage for the 2019 NWSL season. (Photo credit: John Todd/isiphotos.com)

Preseason is just around the corner, with teams reporting in on March 4. Here’s all the latest news from around the NWSL.

The North Carolina Courage announced that forward Jessica McDonald, forward Kristen Hamilton, defender Jaelene Hinkle, midfielder Elizabeth Eddy and forward Debinha will all be returning for the 2019 NWSL season. All five of these players have been with the Courage since 2017 when the club was relocated to Cary, North Carolina.

Utah Royals FC announced their preseason schedule on Monday. Laura Harvey’s squad, in its second season, will report to training camp next week at Zions Bank Training Center. After 10 days of camp, Utah will travel to Los Angeles, California from March 18-23 to face Long Beach University on March 20 and then University of Southern California on March 23. Both games will be played at George Allen Field in Long Beach, California.

MORE | Full 2019 NWSL Schedule 


On Monday, Sky Blue FC welcomed back midfielder Sarah Killion for her fifth season. Sky Blue re-signed Killion to a new contract ahead of the 2019 NWSL season.

“I have spent four years with Sky Blue FC and while every year has brought its own challenges, improvements are now being made in this organizations,” Killion said in the team’s press release.

“I trust that the right steps are being taken for the good of the players and staff. My teammates are tough, resilient, skilled and extremely hard-working. I know that they show up every day and bring their 100% regardless of circumstances or conditions. I feel honored and blessed to sign another contract with Sky Blue and to wear the same jersey as the player next to me. This year is going to have to be a collective effort from the top down, but I am so excited to be a part of what is about to unfold at Sky Blue FC. Preseason cannot come soon enough!”

Killion has scored 10 goals and recorded six assists in 82 appearances since joining the New Jersey club. Last season, Killion was first on her team in multiple categories and was the only player to appear in every match. She was first in interceptions (53), tackles (71), passes (1,139) and touches (1,539).


On Tuesday, the U.S. women’s national team updated their SheBelieves Cup roster and listed Chicago Red Stars midfielder Danielle Colaprico as out due to a reaggravated groin injury. Colaprico initially sustained the injury while playing in the W-League this past season for Sydney FC. Defender Emily Fox will replace Colaprico on the roster.

MORE | SheBelieves Cup rosters, how to watch

 

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