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WNY Flash Sign Meghan Klingenberg

May 4, 2012 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - Western New York Flash News Release

Buffalo, NY-(May 4, 2012) The Western New York Flash of the Women's Professional Soccer League Elite (WPSL) is pleased to announce the signing of Meghan Klingenberg.A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Klingenberg was a four-year starter. In her time as a Tar Heel she scored a career 18 goals with 24 assists. The midfielder, originally of Gibsonia Pa, played for the U.S. U-20 Women's National Team (WNT) in the 2008 World Cup championship, where she played every minute of the five games she started. At the end of her U-20 career, she had 16 caps and one goal and in 2009 and 2010 she played for the U.S. U-23 WNT.

Klingenberg was drafted in the first round of the WPS 2011 Draft by magicJack but was traded during the season to the Boston Breakers. During her rookie season in the WPS, she appeared 12 times scoring one goal. The 23 year old has recently been called up to the U.S. Women's National Team, and has two caps with the full national side.

After the suspension of the WPS 2012 season, the Flash returns this season to play in the WPSL Elite League, after winning the championship last year in the WPS. The season opener takes place at Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester N.Y. May 12, at 7 p.m. versus FC Indiana. The first 1,000 fans to the game receive a free WNY Flash schedule magnet. Fans can also receive 50% off at the gate if you wear any soccer jersey to the game. For tickets or for more information, please call 585-454-KICK .

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