Dorsey Returns For Third Season With Sky Blue FC

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Imani Dorsey. Photo: Jeffrey Auger

Former NWSL Rookie of the Year Imani Dorsey will be back with Sky Blue FC for the 2020 season after signing a new one-year contract with a one-year option.

Now in her third season with Sky Blue, Dorsey comes off the 2019 campaign when she started 23 games with two goals. The season prior, she appeared in 13 games (12 starts) scoring four goals and earning Rookie of the Year honors.

“This club graciously gave me my first shot at the pros two years ago, and today I am excited to recommit to this team,” said Dorsey. “I cannot wait for this upcoming season with the potential and talent we have.”

Dorsey was drafted by Sky Blue FC in the 2018 NWSL College Draft as the fifth overall pick. A graduate of Duke University, she was named the 2017 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, a 2017 United Soccer Coaches First Team All-America and was a semifinalist for the 2017 MAC Hermann Trophy. In 87 appearances at Duke, she scored 29 goals and notched 22 assists. 

In November of 2019, she earned her first senior U.S. Women’s National Team call-up for training camp in preparation for a pair of friendlies against Sweden and Costa Rica. She finished 2019 being named to the 24-player roster for the U.S. Women’s National Team December Identification Training Camp.  

“We are so happy to have Imani signing a new contract with Sky Blue,” said Freya Coombe, Sky Blue head coach. “She is a very talented player who is very driven and shares the ambitions of the club. I am really looking forward to working with her in the upcoming season.”