NJ/NY Gotham FC of the National Women’s Soccer League announced today that forward Evelyne Viens has been loaned to Kristianstads DFF that competes in Sweden's top-division women's league, Damallsvenskan. The loan will extend through the duration of the 2022 NWSL season.
“We are excited for Evelyne to play in a competitive environment where she can continue to grow as a player,” said General Manager Yael Averbuch West. “This is a great opportunity for her to earn solid playing minutes. We wish her the best of luck in Sweden and look forward to following her progress.”
Viens, 24, was selected 5th overall in the 2020 NWSL Draft after a standout career at the University of South Florida where she became the highest scorer in school history. She made her debut with Gotham FC in the 2020 Challenge Cup and was subsequently loaned to Paris FC of Division 1 Feminine in France, netting 11 goals in 14 appearances.
During the 2021 NWSL regular season, Viens made 13 appearances and collected three assists. She notably scored the game winning goal in the dying minutes of the match against the North Carolina Courage in the 2021 Challenge Cup that kept Gotham FC atop the East Division table.
The Canadian international’s year was highlighted by making her debut at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. She came on as a substitute in two matches en route to Team Canada’s first ever Olympic Gold.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to play overseas and continue to develop,” said Viens. “I look forward to being back on the pitch.”
About NJ/NY Gotham FC:
Originally named Sky Blue FC, the Club underwent a major rebrand in April 2021 and officially changed its name to NJ/NY Gotham FC. Representing New Jersey and New York, the Club plays its National Women’s Soccer League home matches at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. The Club has been part of the NWSL since the league launched in 2013. Founded in 2007, Gotham FC originally debuted as Jersey Sky Blue in the W-League of United Soccer Leagues. The Club won its first trophy as Sky Blue FC in 2009 after winning the inaugural Women’s Professional Soccer championship. Most recently, Gotham FC played in the 2021 Challenge Cup Final against the Portland Thorns, the Club’s first ever championship appearance in NWSL competition.
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