EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In the continuing manner of many international soccer clubs, Swansea City Ladies F.C. of the Welsh Premier Women’s League (WPWL) will travel to the United States for preseason this summer. On Friday, June 24 at Morristown Beard School in Morristown, NJ, Swansea City will take on New Jersey Copa F.C. of United Women’s Soccer (UWS) in an international friendly (6:30 PM kickoff).
The match vs. NJCFC will be part of the three-game tour for the two-time WPWL champions as they prepare for the 2016-17 season. The two-time UEFA Women’s Champions League participants will also take on Jersey United Spartans (Tuesday, June 21) and Player Development Academy (PDA) Soccer (Wednesday, June 22) in Morristown.
"Everyone is extremely excited about our preseason tour to New Jersey," said SCLFC manager Ian Owen, whose team currently resides in 2nd-place in the WPWL. "The opportunity to compete against players from the top women’s footballing nation in the world is fantastic.
"As a coach, to test my players in this environment is very appealing and I am looking forward to the challenge."
"We are excited to welcome the Swansea City Ladies to the U.S. and to have them be part of our inaugural season in UWS," said NJCFC President Roberto Aguas. "To have one of the top teams in Europe as a mid-season friendly is something we truly are looking forward to.
"We expect this game to be very competitive… but we look forward to comparing and contrasting the styles and level of play between our two clubs."
For more information on New Jersey Copa F.C., visit their official website at fccopa.com.
About United Women’s Soccer (UWS): UWS is a national women’s soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer through the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). UWS is a professionally operated league created for teams that meet high minimum standards. The season runs from May until the end of July, culminating in a National Championship match. The UWS player pool is comprised of college players, aspiring & former professionals and international stars. You can follow UWS on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Media can contact UWS Director of Communications Jorma Kansanen by e-mail at Press@UWSSoccer.com. You can visit the league’s official website at UWSSoccer.com. EDP serves as UWS administrators and will be facilitating schedules, disciplinary procedures, etc. Interested team applicants can contact League Commissioner Joe Ferrara by e-mail at Joe@UWSSoccer.com.