03/06/2014 — POMPERT RETURNS AS GK COACH
The Western New York Flash will have a familiar face on the sideline for the 2014 season, as former assistant and goalkeeper coach Rudy Pompert will be returning to the club to serve in the latter position. Pompert was with the team during its first two seasons in 2009 and 2010. “Rudy and I worked together to help start this adventure in 2009,” Flash head coach Aaran Lines said. “He helped me take this team from scratch and grow the club to where it is today. It&rs... read more.
03/03/2014 — WNY TRADES WITH SPIRIT
The Western New York Flash have acquired an additional international roster spot for the 2014 and 2015 seasons in a trade with the Washington Spirit. In return, the Flash have dealt Mexican international allocation Veronica Perez and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 NWSL College Draft to the Spirit. After receiving a fourth international roster spot just over a week ago in a deal with FC Kansas City, the Flash will now be able to welcome five international players to its roster. Currently, ... read more.
02/27/2014 — FLASH SIGN VICKY LOSADA
The Western New York Flash announced today the signing of FC Barcelona captain and Spanish international María Victoria Losada Gómez. Losada will be added to the roster pending the receipt of her P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC). Per team and league policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. “I’m very excited to have the captain of FC Barcelona sign with us,” said Flash general manager and head coach Aaran Lines. “She’s a y... read more.
02/27/2014 — PRESEASON SCHEDULE RELEASED
The Western New York Flash announced today its 2014 preseason game schedule. The defending NWSL Regular-Season Champions will play three exhibition matches during the five-week preseason schedule, two at Sahlen Sports Park (SSP), the official training home of the Flash, and one on the road.The Flash will begin preseason play on Friday, March 14 with a game against the University of Buffalo. The reigning NWSL Shield winner will welcome the local Division I program at 3 p.m. at Sahlen Sports... read more.
02/24/2014 — USA ALGARVE CUP ROSTER ANNOUNCED
Chicago, Ill. (Monday, February 24, 2014) – Following three victories in the team’s first three matches of the year, U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Tom Sermanni has named a roster that will travel to the 2014 Algarve Cup in Portugal. On the 24-player roster are Western New York Flash members Carli Lloyd and Abby Wambach. Lloyd and Wambach both have two goals through three games in 2014. On Feb. 8, Lloyd tallied a brace in the USA’s 7-0 win over Russia,... read more.
02/21/2014 — FLASH ADD KETE, EDMONDS
Elma, N.Y. (Friday, February 21, 2014) – The Western New York Flash announced today that the club has signed Emma Kete and Kristen Edmonds for the 2014 season. Kete will be added to the roster pending the receipt of her P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC). Per team and league policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed. A New Zealand international, Kete recently wrapped up her second season with Sydney FC of the Westfield W-League, playing alongside fellow Flash fo... read more.
02/20/2014 — FLASH GET INT. ROSTER SPOT VIA KC
Elma, N.Y. (Thursday, February 20, 2014) – The Western New York Flash announced today that the club has made a trade with FC Kansas City, acquiring one of Kansas City’s international roster spots for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. In return, Kansas City will receive the Flash’s second-round pick in the 2015 NWSL College Draft. The trade comes on the heels of a 2014 rule change, which saw the amount of international roster slots increase from two to three. With the trade, the... read more.
02/19/2014 — SAHLEN WAIVED
Elma, N.Y. (Wednesday, February 19, 2014) – The Western New York Flash announced today the team has waived defender Alex Sahlen. In December, Sahlen announced she will miss the upcoming 2014 NWSL season as she and her husband, Flash head coach Aaran Lines, are expecting their first child in the beginning of June. She will continue to serve in her role as team President. During the 2013 season, Sahlen helped lead the Flash to the inaugural 2013 NWSL Shield as regular-season Champions. Sta... read more.
02/19/2014 — KERR, AUSTRALIA PREP FOR CYPRUS CUP
Elma, N.Y. (Wednesday, February 19, 2014) – On Wednesday, Australia Women’s National Team head coach Hesterine de Reus called 22 players into camp to begin prep for the 2014 Cyprus Cup. On that list was Western New York Flash forward Samantha Kerr, who recently finished a season with Sydney FC of the Westfield W-League. The Matildas will be in Group B of the 12-team tournament, which spans March 3-13. The team will open play against the Netherlands on March 5 then two days lat... read more.
02/07/2014 — 2014 SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
Elma, N.Y. (Friday, February 7, 2014) – The National Women’s Soccer League has unveiled the 2014 game schedule, and the Western New York Flash will face Portland Thorns FC in their home opener – a rematch of the 2013 NWSL Championship game. Following a two-week hiatus, the Flash will take the field at Sahlen’s Stadium for the first time in 2014 for the 7 p.m. ET showdown with the Thorns. It will be the only time the Flash host Portland in 2014, as the team plays on... read more.