December 10, 2009

Gold Pride Signs Gulbrandsen

About a week ago, I was writing that FC Gold Pride had a gaping hole in their midfield. They took a big step in filling that hole with the signing of Solveig Gulbrandsen of Norway.

Gulbrandsen has extensive experience with the Norwegian national team, playing for her country in 3 World Cups and 2 Olympics. The talented midfielder scored a goal in her World Cup debut in 1999 against Canada at the age of 18, a game which incidentally was played in Washington DC in the US. As of earlier this year, Gulbrandsen was 6th all-time in caps (133) and goals (40) for Norway.

Gulbrandsen joins Christine Sinclair, Candace Chapman, and Eriko Arakawa as Gold Pride's international players. They still have a 5th international spot open.