Brittany Cameron has made it official, she'll be staying in Japan for the 2016 NWSL season.
Her official statement reads;
This year will be new for us all. I have been presented with an opportunity and experience I simply could not pass up, and I have decided to continue my playing career in Japan for the whole year. Sky Blue FC has been a part of my heart and soul for the last three years of my life. The organization, coaching staff and players have been nothing short of amazing, and I will forever be grateful to Sky Blue FC for the opportunity. To my teammates and friends, the bond we share is something I take with me everywhere I go, and I will always be your biggest supporter on and off the field. I know this season is going to be nothing short of great, and I am so excited for what is in store. To the club and coaching staff, thank you for your continued support, and I wish you all nothing but the best in the 2016 season!
This year marks Cameron's second off season with Vegalta Sendai, and the decision comes on the heels of her best professional season yet, voted Sky Blue FC's MVP in 2015, her third season with the team.
Christy Holly, the head coach, spoke about Cameron with nothing but high regard. "We have been very fortunate as a club to have such a talented goalkeeper as Brittany Cameron with us over the last three years; Brit brought a number of qualities to the club, both on and off the field. She has been offered a tremendous opportunity in Japan, and we all wish her the best over there this year. We know she will be our biggest fan all year long."
Later in the day, Sky Blue FC announced they are signing goalkeeper Caroline Stanley, who played the 2015 season with Seattle Reign FC. Holly spoke with enthusiasm about her signing, stating "We are absolutely delighted to have acquired Caroline Stanley, she is a fantastic young prospect." He goes on to say he is excited to get her working with assistant coach, Jill Loyden.
Caroline, 22, is excited about coming to The Garden Sate, in an official statement on Monday, she said, "The dynamic between Christy, Paul (Greig) and Jill is fantastic. The staff, as well as the team, has high expectations for the season. I am thankful and proud to be part of the direction in which they are determined to lead this club. I am so ready to step on the field and compete every day with them."