After an offseason spent in America’s National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), Sydney FC’s Westfield W-League star Caitlin Foord is feeling more at home playing in Sky Blue.
Foord, who laid on two assists in Round 1 before scoring the winner in Round 2, marked her great form to the start the season to just one thing, being back at home.
“I know that this is where I belong,” she said.
“After the World Cup I didn’t get too many minutes in the NWSL and that was a new challenge for me so I want to get back to my best.
“It’s not a fresh start, but it’s the feeling of knowing that this is where I belong.
“After two games with the Matildas and then two wins with Sydney FC it’s a showing to myself that I am still the player I know I am.”
The Sky Blues sit on the top of the ladder after two games in 2019/20, and the 25-year-old credits the positive transition the team has had since last year’s Grand Final win for the success in recent weeks.
“It makes it easier already knowing the players you’re playing with and what they’re like on the field,” Foord said.
“We’ve kept the core group together and the transition into this season is better compared to previous years.
“It honestly feels like we’re back in the season after last year that’s how similar the team is.”
Although Sydney FC top the competition after two rounds, Foord stressed that there will be no easy game this season with teams will looking to prove themselves when they take on the Sky Blues.
“Everyone is stepping up when they play us, so we have to be at the top of our game every single game,” Foord said
“Anyone that comes up against up will be a big game for them because we were last year’s Champions,” she added.
Sydney FC take on Perth Glory in a Grand Final rematch in Round 3 of the Westfield W-League this Sunday 1st December (kick off 4pm AEDT).
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