Sky Blue FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today that the club has officially waived defender Erin Simon.
Simon was first noticed by the club in 2016 after performing well during the open tryouts process. She was then invited to preseason camp, and quickly earned a professional contract. A New Jersey native, Simon earned a starting spot on the Sky Blue FC backline during her rookie campaign, making 18 stars over 19 appearances. She also tallied two assists.
In 2017, Simon suffered a left foot fracture, limiting her season to seven starts in seven appearances. This year, she began the 2018 campaign on the 45-day disabled list after having hardware removed from her left foot.
During her collegiate career, she was a member of the Syracuse University women’s soccer team. She was recruited as a forward, scoring nine goals and adding six assists during her first two seasons with the Orange. After one of her teammates on the back line suffered an injury, Simon converted to defense and finished her final two collegiate seasons at that position.
In addition to the recent move by the club, Sky Blue FC has also added two players to its available roster since the team last played an NWSL game two weeks ago. Midfielder Thaisa Moreno has returned to the club after helping Brazil win the 2018 Copa America Femenina, and defender Amanda Frisbie is now in camp with Sky Blue FC after the team selected her in the 2018 NWSL Dispersal Draft in January.