January 15, 2010

Loyden for Tarpley - The Fireworks Have Begun

Saint Louis Athletica have traded backup goalkeeper Jillian Loyden to Chicago for forward/midfielder Lindsey Tarpley.

Loyden started 3 games for Athletica, giving up just one goal. She also played for Central Coast Mariners of the Australian W-League and was voted Goalkeeper of the Year in that league. She has recently been called in to USWNT camp.

Tarpley scored 4 goals and led Chicago in assists with 4 in 2009. She suffered a serious late season injury that has prevented her from participating with the national team since August. Tarpley's rehab has been reported to be going well, but it is unknown as to whether she will be ready for the start of the 2009 season.