December 23, 2009

Lene Mykjåland Signs with Washington Freedom

The Washington Freedom have signed forward Lene Mykjåland of Norway. The 22 year old striker is a member of the Norwegian National Team and has been the leading scorer for league champions Rǿa of the Norway Toppserien the past 3 years. She led the league in scoring with 21 goals for Rǿa in the 2009 season, after scoring 18 in the previous season. Mykjåland has also participated for Norway in the 2007 World Cup and the 2008 Olympics. She has over 20 caps for Norway.

Mykjåland joins an already powerful offensive unit which led the WPS in scoring last season and includes Abby Wambach and Lisa De Vanna. Interestingly, one of Mykjåland's teammates at Rǿa is Becky Sauerbrunn, a starting center back for the Freedom. Barring any changes, Washington now has a full complement of 5 internationals on their roster. Mykjåland joins De Vanna, Sonia Bompastor, Erin McLeod, and Homare Sawa on Washington's roster.