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FC Gold Pride Mutually Terminates Contract of Camille Abily

September 29, 2010 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - FC Gold Pride News Release


HAYWARD, CA (September 29, 2010) - Just days after helping her team capture the WPS Championship, FC Gold Pride announced the mutual termination of French midfielder Camille Abily'scontract, effective Monday, September 27.

After two seasons in WPS, Abily has elected to return to France where she will rejoin her former club team Olympic Lyonnais (Lyon, France). Abily has said, if invited, she would consider a return to WPS in the future, but in 2011 her focus will be with the French Women's National Team as they prepare to make their run at the World Cup in Germany.

With the help of Abily and Washington Freedom Midfielder Sonia Bompastor, France has already qualified for the upcoming World Cup. Abily spent much of the latter portion of the season commuting between the United States and Europe to participate both in the WPS season and the UEFA World Cup qualifying tournament and cites the extensive amount of travel as a reason for staying in France in 2011.

Abily departed from San Francisco on Tuesday bound for Rennes, her hometown in France, where she will spend a week before heading to Lyon to pick up with defending Division 1 Féminine champions, Olympic Lyonnais.

In 2010, Abily tallied one goal and six assists in 17 games for the Pride.

The Pride acquired the French international in an offseason trade with Los Angeles that sent midfielder Tina DiMartino, the 14th overall pick in the 2010 WPS Draft, and the rights to a 2009 international discovery player to the Sol in return for Abily and the 20th overall pick in the 2010 WPS Draft.

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