SYD­NEY F C

Inside Sport - - W-League Preview -

Syd­ney FC will be want­ing to go one fur­ther in the new cam­paign, be­ing brides­maids for both sets of sil­ver­ware last sea­son, with a sec­ond-place fin­ish and be­ing out­classed in the grand fi­nal. Syd­ney held onto the likes of Lisa De Vanna, Caitlin Fo­ord and Chloe Log­a­rzo (above) and added fur­ther Matil­das ex­pe­ri­ence in the re­turn­ing Alana Kennedy and young­ster Amy Sayer.

De­spite a spate of play­ers mak­ing the switch to crosstown ri­vals Western Syd­ney Wan­der­ers, the Sky Blues have kept much of their core to­gether, with the ex­pe­ri­ence of Teresa Po­lias, Amy Har­ri­son and El­iz­a­beth Ral­ston, plus young­sters Princess Ibini and Ju­lia Vignes all re­main­ing. In goals, Amer­i­can Aubrey Bled­soe re­turns from a strong sea­son at Wash­ing­ton Spirit. Fur­ther re­in­force­ments have been made with the ad­di­tions of Sofia Huerta and Danielle Co­laprico, both ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers in the W-League.

With bal­ance across all ar­eas of the field and a mix of youth in an oth­er­wise very ex­pe­ri­enced side, Syd­ney FC will be ex­pect­ing to be more than brides­maids this sea­son.

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