Sky Blue FC will play its second preseason match against West Virginia University Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Sky Blue FC)

Former Albertson Elite Fury midfielder Amanda Rooney has joined the Sky Blue FC training camp as a trialist.

A member of the University of South Carolina’s 2016 NCAA Division I championship team, the 23-year-old Rooney most recently played for Gintra-Universitetas in Lithuania.

Kyra Carusa, taken in the 2019 NWSL college draft pick, has departed from preseason camp to return to Georgetown University, where she i finishing up her Master’s Degree in integrated marketing communications.

Sky Blue will play its second preseason match against West Virginia University at Sportika Sports, in Manalapan, N.J. Saturday at 3 p.m.. For entry into the match please RSVP online at

The club’s first National Women’s Soccer League season will be played against the Washington Spirit at Maryland SoccerPlex April 13 and the home opener is set vs. the Houston Dash Saturday, April 20.

The roster

GOALKEEPERS (4): Didi Haracic, Kaylan Marckese (CDP), Kailen Sheridan (FED-CAN)

DEFENDERS (8): Caprice Dydasco, Sabrina Flores (CDP), Mandy Freeman, Asako Ideue (NRI), Estelle Johnson, Amandine Pierre-Louis, Domi Richardson, Erica Skroski

MIDFIELDERS (10): Imani Dorsey, Julie James, Sarah Killion, Carli Lloyd (FED-USA), Paige Monaghan, Gabriela Morais (NRI), Shade Pratt (NRI), Raquel Rodriguez, Amanda Rooney (NRI), Madison Tiernan, Kenie Wright (CDP)

FORWARDS (6): Kyra Carusa (CDP), Nahomi Kawasumi, Jen Hoy, Savannah McCaskill, McKenzie Meehan, Elle Sweeney (NRI)

FED – 2019 Federation Player
CDP – 2019 NWSL College Draft pick
NRI – Non-Roster Invitee
NYR – Not Yet Reported to Camp