Sky Blue FC has signed rookie goalkeeper Amanda “Mandy” McGlynn. She has accepted a one-year contract ahead of the 2020 National Women’s Soccer League Challenge Cup.
Youth National Team, Collegiate Experience
Although a NWSL rookie, McGlynn is no stranger to elite competition. She was a member of the United States U-18, U-20, and U-23 Women’s National Teams. She helped the U.S. qualify for the 2018 U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup and started in the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship. McGlynn also made 75 starts in her college career at Viginia Tech and ended with a 41-23-11 record.
“Training at the professional level has been so exciting and I’ve already learned so much,” McGlynn said in a press release. “I’m grateful for this opportunity and I can’t wait to give this Club all I’ve got.” The team has recently returned to full training at the Red Bull Training Facility in Whippany.
Assistant Coach Tweed added to Technical Staff
SBFC also recently announced the addition of Becki Tweed to the technical staff. Tweed played professionally in England with Millwall and Bristol City. She has spent the past several years developing players throughout the New Jersey area. She coached multiple teams within the girls’ academy at STA in Morristown. As an assistant coach for Monmouth University’s women’s soccer program, Tweed helped the Hawks earn a conference championship.
“I am really excited and grateful to be part of such a great club and group of people,” Tweed said in a statement.
Challenge Cup Around the Corner
Tweed’s experience as both a coach and a player will be an asset to the club leading up to the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup. SBFC will face off against OL Reign on June 30 in the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup in Utah. All SBFC ‘group stage’ games will be broadcast on CBS All Access. Games will also be streamed on Twitch for fans outside the U.S. and Canada.