FC Kansas City announced Saturday the signing of midfielder Sinead Farrelly. She is FC Kansas City’s fourth and final free agent player signed through the National Women’s Soccer League’s (NWSL) Additional Player signing period.
“Sinead is one really creative player,” FC Kansas City head coach Vlatko Andonovski explained. “A young but also experienced player. She played in the league for a couple years. She is very crafty, very savvy on the ball and she will definitely help us in building the attack and moving it forward.”
Farrelly was a Hermann Trophy finalist in 2009 at University of Virginia and has played for the U.S. National Team at the U-23, U-20 and U-17 levels. Farrelly was drafted second overall by the Philadelphia Independence in the 2011 WPS draft (Alex Morgan was first). Farrelly quickly made an impact earning a consistent spot in the lineup.
“We’ve added one of the most dynamic playmakers in Sinead. Her technical ability, vision and quickness will become apparent as soon as she steps on the pitch,” FC Kansas City President Brian Budzinski noted via press release.
Farrelly joins a squad that has several players she is familiar with. She joins goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart, defender Leigh Ann Robinson and midfielder Jen Buczkowski that all played for Philadelphia and went to the championship game the last year in WPS.
“I’m excited to come out to KC,” Farrelly said in the press release. “I know a few of the other players and we’re all anxious to get started. I’m looking forward to being in a new place with a new team.”