Sydney FC announce signing of American defender as injury replacement for sidelined captain

Sydney FC will look to continue their winning ways as they host Melbourne City.

Sydney FC have signed American defender Jordan Thompson on an injury replacement contract until the end of the Liberty A-League season.

Thompson signs for the Sky Blues to replace captain Natalie Tobin, who injured her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her knee during their Round One victory over Western Sydney Wanderers, sidelining her for the remainder of the season.

She will be available for today’s clash with Melbourne City at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre.

The 25-year-old spent the last two seasons with Washington Spirit, including as cover for USWNT players while they took part in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

She also signed for Israeli side Hapoel Raanana in September, scoring in her final game on October 6 before returning home after the outbreak of the war.

β€œI’m super excited to be here, I’ve always wanted to play in the A-Leagues and play for a club which has such a great history and so much success,” she said.

β€œI’ve played centre back my whole life which is really fun; I don’t look like I do because I’m really short but I like to be really dominant in the air and I love to talk.

β€œEveryone is super nice, we had a β€˜Thanksgiving’ [Thursday night] which was awesome to get thrown into the group and meet everyone before I started training.

β€œI’m really looking forward to bringing everything I can every day at training and in every game for the club and for the fans.”