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FC Dallas Women’s Team head coach Ben Waldrum says the club is excited about the signing of National Women’s Team trio Victoria Swift, Rhea Belgrave and Karyn Forbes.

FC Dallas will be competing in the Southwestern Conference of the US Women’s Premiers Soccer League (WPSL). The league is just below the full-time NWSL Professional League (Only 9 teams in that league and have limitations on foreign-based players (only 4 on a 20 player roster). WPSL is considered semi-professional with some of the teams in the league fielding mostly college players.

Belgrave and Swift are set to play in the team’s opening game on Saturday but Forbes is recovering from a knee injury and should be playing again in two weeks

“Obviously knowing all three players and what they bring to the game will benefit how they are used during the season for us and I fully expect all of them to contribute to the success of the team,” Waldrum said.

“The Level will be very high with our group. We only signed our players on this current roster for the length of the season in hopes that our ownership (Hunt Sports Group) looks to expand into the National Women’s Soccer League and with the foreign player rule much different, allocation of USWNT, Canadian WNT players plus the structure of those players salaries being subsidized by those soccer federations, Waldrum explained.

Some of the well-known faces of US Women’s football to have come through the WPSL include Alex Morgan, Julie Foudy, Megan Rapinoe and Abby Wambach.