Sky Blue FC announced today that it had waived forward Kim DeCesare. The forward leaves the club after three seasons in New Jersey, having signed her first professional contract with them in 2015.
“On behalf of us all at Sky Blue FC, we want to thank Kim for everything she has done for our club,” said coach Christy Holly in the team’s official release. “She has been an important asset to us over the years, both on and off the field. We will certainly miss Kim in New Jersey, and we wish her the greatest of successes as she moves forward.”
Although the release did not say what DeCesare’s next move will be, multiple sources have informed Once a Metro that she is headed overseas to Glasgow City FC, a move confirmed in a now edited statement to fans she posted on her Instagram. The original, unedited statement is below.
DeCesare’s departure from the team may come as little surprise since she had yet to make an appearance for Sky Blue this season. Despite being put on the 45-day disabled list last season after suffering a right knee contusion ahead of team’s July 2 road match against the Portland Thorns, DeCesare still managed to total seven starts in 15 appearances in her first two seasons in New Jersey.
The forward came to Sky Blue after being taken by the Boston Breakers as the No. 34 overall draft pick in the 2014 NWSL College Draft. She only made one appearance for the Breakers before joining Eskilstuna United DFF of the Damallsvenskan, Sweden’s premier women’s soccer league.
Prior to the draft, DeCesare was a standout at Duke University. In her four years with the Blue Devils, she scored 29 goals and tallied 15 assists over 93 appearances. During her junior season, she was Top 20 in the nation in total points (73), total goals (16), points per game (1.73) and goals per game (0.727).