Former Football Fern Abbey Erceg has captained her new club side to a 3-1 victory against the United States national U-23 women’s team.
Defender Erceg (33) was traded to National Women’s Soccer League club Racing Louisville in January, in a move that left her “shocked and disappointed”.
Since then, she has acknowledged the process she has been through to accept the move, and told a media briefing she’s positive about the season ahead with Racing Louisville.
Erceg has quickly taken a leadership role with Racing Louisville, and anchored the Racing Louisville defence as her side completed their nine-week pre-season programme with a confidence-building 3-1 win against the national U-23 side.
All the goals came in the first half with Racing Louisville’s goals scored by new signings Finnish defender Elli Pikkujämsä, newly-arrived forward Uchenna Kanu and Brazilian midfielder Ary Borges.
Erceg was substituted after 66 minutes.
Racing Louisville start their NWSL season at Houston Dash on Sunday March 26.
Interview with Erceg
Abby Erceg tells of her plans to make the most of her time with new club Racing Louisville: