National Women’s Soccer League preseason officially began for all nine clubs on Monday, and the kickoff to the 2014 season is now just a month away. The Thorns continue to operate without the services of U.S. striker Alex Morgan, who has considerable recovery left — there is not even a timetable — on a stress reaction in her left ankle. So with Danielle Foxhoven shipped north to Seattle this offseason, who could fill in alongside Christine Sinclair in the interim?
Mexico forward and former Lonestar player Jackie Acevedo could have her opportunity, the Oregonian’s Jamie Goldberg reports.
“I love her,” Thorns coach Paul Riley said of Acevedo. “I hadn’t seen much of her, just game tape. But just to see her with our kids – she’s good, she’s sharp, she’s got a good brain on her, she moves well off the ball and she’s crafty around the net.”
We will be watching Jackie!