Earlier today we posted the Swedish article on @whitneyengen joining Tyresö FF, the Google translation was terrible and included gems like "American country impact jaw Whitney Engen is ready for the club".
Katja (@applessquabbles) has kindly translated it properly for us so you can read it below!
Whitney Engen is ready for TFF!
The Swedish champions Tyresö fotboll have reached an agreement with a great new player since 25-year-old American nationalteam centreback Whitney Engen is ready for the club.
Tyresö fotboll have strengthened the squad with Whitney Engen from Liverpool Ladies. Whitney became famous in Sweden when she as a newly crowned American champion with Western New York Flash joined Tyresö in the fall of 2011. In Tyresö she reached a total of six matches during the fall before the American league started up again (which it never did you know ;) red. ). Whitney became American champion with the likes of Ashlyn Harris, Caroline Seger and Marta who all play in the yellow/red Tyresöshirt today.
Whitney was in 2011 a player who was on her way to become an integrated part of the best women’s team in the world as a CB. She got her NT debut in 2011 with 2 caps, but received no caps in 2012. Now that we are writing 2013 Whitney is an important part and often a starter in the U.S nationalteam and now she has a total of 9 caps.
The contract doesn’t start until late September or early October when Whitneys contract with Liverpool ends. For Tyresö this means that Whitney will be available at the end of the Allsvenskan (the Swedish league red.) when the team meets Piteå, Göteborg and Linköping and first and foremost for the clubs entrance to the Champions League.
Everything the club do just now, every practice, every new signing and other planning is done with a long term view. To give us the chance to succeed in Champions League.
Tony Gustasson, Tyresös coach comments the new signing:
We looked at a lot of players, many very good CB’s that showed interest in the club and who would all have been a great acquisition in our tough fall program. At the same time Whitney was one of the CB’s we had on our list before the 2014 season and she is a CB that can bring great progress to us in the Champions League and we therefore decided to look at a long term option. An important thing in this is that we still don’t know how we will be seeded in the Champions League says Tony Gustavsson.
Whitney comments her choice of club:
I’m very excited and positive about being back with Tyresö. I had a wonderful time here last time I was here and I’m looking forward to being a part of this great atmosphere again. After working with Tony ahead of the Olympics in London I’m sure he can lead this club and squad into new successes. I want to be a part of that.