All Manitoban’s are familiar with Team Canada’s exciting Olympic Bronze medal last summer, and our own Desiree’s Scott’s key role in our team’s success.
WSA club members will know that Desiree is a long time member of our club, having played many seasons with our Senior Women’s squad – most recently playing in 2012/13, after her return home from the London Olympics. And some of our WSA Academy players will recall Desiree as their WSA instructor as they came through the ranks.
Desiree’s amazing soccer career has now taken her to the new National Women’s Soccer League where she is a mainstay for the powerful Kansas City FC entry in the pro league. “I am enjoying my first year as a professional athlete and loving the experience so far”. Kansas City has secured one of the four playoffs spots in the NWSL’s inaugural season, and look to make North American soccer history this fall with the league championship.
Canada’s National Team also claims a great deal of Desiree’s time, with a friendly versus Korea in October as the next game activity. The team is preparing for the 2015 World Cup, which will be played in Canada. While Team Canada is not slated to play any World Cup games in Winnipeg, we may locally get a look at Desiree in a National uniform in 2014. The team may play an exhibition tour of the country in the year prior to the World Cup.
Throughout Desiree’s well-travelled soccer career, she has always been clear about how she values time at home. WSA has been pleased to offer Desiree training opportunities while home, most recently as she trained with Coaches Eduardo, William and our elite players last winter.
Desiree offered that “you guys have been a tremendous support to me throughout my years as a developing player and even still as a professional and have always been in my corner helping me to get to where I want to be in my Soccer Career”