Utah Royals Desiree Scott, who played for her home nation of Canada in the World Cup, talks about her experience with Utah Media at a press conference at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.

SANDY — Fresh off a World Cup experience in France and from some ensuing time off, three international Utah Royals FC players are eagerly anticipating being back with their regular club after time with their national teams.

Now Desiree Scott (Canada), Rachel Corsie (Scotland) and Katie Bowen (New Zealand) are hoping the world will continue to tune in to women’s soccer.

“Hopefully, people come out and support this league,” Scott said. “You have the world’s best playing in this league from all over, not just the U.S. It’s one of the best leagues in the world and we need the support to continue the success of it.”

That’s another thing the three World Cup players are hoping for — giving their NWSL club a boost.

The Royals come into Friday night’s road game against Sky Blue FC having lost two of three games without their six World Cup players. The three U.S. competitors have yet to return, by the way. URFC is currently smack dab in the middle of the NWSL standings, sitting in fifth with a record of 5-3-2.

Their last win came against the same opponent almost a month ago, a 1-0 victory at Rio Tinto Stadium on June 15. The two teams face each other tonight at 5:30 at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, New Jersey.

“We have a new goal now. We obviously have to get three points this weekend.”

Utah Royals’ Rachel Corsie

Corsie said she’s looking forward to putting her boots back on and getting back onto the field with her Royals teammates. They’re going up against a last-place Sky Blue squad …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

      

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Utah Royals get some international reinforcement in time for road game

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