Imani Dorsey, the NWSL Rookie of the Year and Sky Blue FC player, joined DUSC Pier 40 Summer Camp to share her experience and story with the next generation of soccer players.

The 140 campers in attendance were able to hear the former Duke All-American speak, then interact with Dorsey on a more personal level when they broke into their training groups. Their questions were many and ranged from the soccer-related — “What does a typical day look like during the season?” or “How many juggles can you do?” — to “Do you play Fortnite?”

It was great for the campers to meet a professional soccer player up close and learn about the focus, commitment and effort required to be a top level player. Thank you, Imani! DUSC Program Director Adam Norse. 

The visit was part of an ongoing partnership between Downtown United Soccer Club and Sky Blue FC.

We look forward to this as a great beginning to an ongoing relationship with Sky Blue FC that will provide opportunities for our players to see and interact with athletes playing at the highest professional level in the U.S.. Seeing the level of play and the opportunities soccer can provide is essential for player development and the growth of the game.” DUSC Girls Goalkeeping Director Sarah Dwyer-Shick

The Sky Blue FC roster includes a number of National Team players from the U.S. and abroad. They include USWNT stalwart Carli Loyd and striker Savannah McCaskill. Janine Beckie and goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan join Sky Blue FC from the Canadian National Team and Kaitie Johnson represents Mexico. National champion and team MVP Rocky Rodriguez from Penn State is an international with Costa Rica.