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By ESPN Staff

Sydney FC's Foord joins US women's side

Matilda and Sydney FC player Caitlin Foord has signed with the US National Women's Soccer League's New Jersey side Sky Blue FC, where she will play with fellow Matilda Lisa De Vanna.

"Caitlin is a player who has a lot of potential," Sky Blue FC head coach Jim Gabarra said in a statement on Wednesday.

"She is someone who grew up playing forward and converted into being a right defender, so she fits well into the system that we want our wide defenders to play.

"She is someone who is willing to get into the attack, and she also provides good recovery speed and makes her defensive presence felt."

Foord, who has played for Sydney FC in the W-League since 2010, began her international career in 2007 in Australia's Under-17 side.

She achieved her first cap with the full Australian national team in May 2011, scoring a goal in her debut against New Zealand.

Sky Blue FC kick off their 2013 season on April 14, when they host the Western New York Flash.


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