Sounders Sign Brittany Baxter from Canada National Team

Sounders Sign Brittany Baxter from Canada National Team

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Brittany Timko Olympics crThe Seattle Sounders Women signed forward Brittany Baxter (formerly Brittany Timko) from Canada’s Women’s National Team to join the Sounders for the 2014 W-League Season, pending USL and CSA approval.

Brittney Baxter, 29, joined Canada’s National Team in 2002, and has since then scored 5 goals, started in 79 matches and made 123 appearances. In 2011, she was the seventh woman to make 100 appearances for Canada.

Baxter was called back into the Canadian National Team this week for the rivalry matchup on May 8 against the United States in Winnipeg, MB.

Sounders Women Head Coach and GM, Hubert Busby Jr. said, “We are delighted to add a talented player like Brittany to our squad. As an international with over 100 caps for her country, she brings technical quality, and experience to the group.  Her knowledge of the game will also benefit the young players that we have in the team.”

Baxter played in the 2011 World Cup in Germany, and most recently featured for the Canadians in their bronze medal Olympic run, including the thrilling semi-final match versus Team USA in London.

Baxter made her first debut for Canada’s National Team when she was 16 years old, winning a silver medal at the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Progressing in her soccer career, Baxter assisted Canada in a fourth place finish at the FIFA World Cup USA in 2003, reached the quarter-final phase at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, and won the 2011 Cyprus Cup.

Coach Busby noted the mutual benefit for Baxter and the Sounders Women. “With the world cup on the horizon, our environment will allow for Brittany to remain match sharp in preparation for next year.”

Brittany began her professional career in Australia for Melbourne Victory in 2008, before applying her trade in Sweden and briefly in the NWSL before moving back to Vancouver, BC with her husband.

Brittany Baxter, then Brittany Timko, graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2007 where she was named “Big 12 Player of the Year,” and “Third-Team NSCAA All-American” both in 2004 and 2005.

The Sounders Women continue their preseason exhibition matches against Western Washington University at 6 p.m. on May 9 at Civic Field in Bellingham, Washington.

Season Tickets for the 2014 Sounders Women season are on sale on for as low as $100. The 2014 Season Ticket Flex Pack eliminates the risk of missing games. Instead of one ticket specifically associated with each match, with the Sounders Women Flex Pack, fans will receive twelve tickets, and each of those tickets will be accepted at any match during the 2014 season. Have to miss a game? No problem, just use that ticket for a friend at the next one. Flex tickets may also be combined for multiple admissions to the same match — for example you can bring multiple friends to one game, or any other combination of friends to multiple games.  It’s the ultimate in flexibility.



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