Washington Freedom Agrees to Terms with Lene Mykjåland

Lene Mykjaland

The Washington Freedom announce they have agreed to terms with Norwegian international forward Lene Mykjåland for the team’s 2010 Women’s Professional Soccer season. Mykjåland’s official signing is pending the league’s approval

Lene Mykjåland, a member of Røa in Norway’s Toppserien league is also a veteran member of the Norwegian Women’s National Team. She made her debut for the senior team on March 7, 2007, in a match against Germany. She quickly became one of the league’s top talents, and has also managed to establish herself on the Norwegian National senior squad, having been called up to both the 2007 Women’s World Cup as well as the 2008 Summer Olympics team.

Head Coach Jim Gabarra noted that there is a long list of attributes they look for when deciding on a player and Mykjåland fills many of them.

“Lene will bring different abilities as an attacking player. We look for many things in a player and Lene fills quite a few of them. She is a proven goal scorer, a winner, technically very good, tactically intelligent, works hard and is a good teammate. Lene is a very technical player that makes very intelligent runs and it will be exciting to watch her adapt to WPS,” said Gabarra.

Mykjåland views the chance to join the Freedom as an excellent opportunity.

“To live and play soccer in the United States has always been a dream for me.” Mykjåland said. “It’s the best league with the best players in the world and to get that opportunity to play on that level, and to play professionally, is amazing.”

Mykjåland will report to the Freedom and begin training with the team in March.

Source: Washington Freedom

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