NEW YORK — Following in the footsteps of several of her teammates this off-season, Imani Dorsey has signed a new contract with Sky Blue FC, the club announced Thursday.
It is a one year deal with a one year option.
Dorsey joined Sky Blue in 2018, when she was selected fifth overall in the National Women’s Soccer League College Draft. The forward played 13 matches, scoring four goals and picking up an assist in a season that earned her Rookie of the Year honors.
She played all but one match for Sky Blue in 2019, and also demonstrated her versatility when she began playing as a fullback. She impressed in the position enough for invitations to Vlatko Andonovski’s first two camps as head coach of the U.S. national team.
“This club graciously gave me my first shot at the pros two years ago, and today I am excited to recommit to this team,” Dorsey said in a statement issued by the club. “I cannot wait for this upcoming season with the potential and talent we have. And as the women’s professional game continues to grow, I am eager to be a part of Sky Blue’s historic inaugural season at Red Bull Arena.”
A 5-foot-7 Maryland native, Dorsey is just one of several Sky Blue players who have committed to staying at the club in recent weeks. Additionally, the move allows head coach Freya Coombe flexibility when it comes to making tactical decisions.
Dorsey’s ability both as a forward and as a defender will allow Coombe to prioritize creating an attack minded side in multiple ways, something the coach said she was excited about during this year’s draft.
A Duke University product, Dorsey has totaled six goals and one assist in 36 matches in her NWSL career.