Super Falcons Star Ifeoma Onumonu Reveals Why She Decided to Join Utah Royals FC

Super Falcons Star Ifeoma Onumonu Reveals Why She Decided to Join Utah Royals FC

Super Falcons striker Ifeoma Onumonu has brought so much excitement to the Utah desert with her arrival at Utah Royals FC.Super Falcons Star Ifeoma Onumonu Reveals Why She Decided to Join Utah Royals FC

The Nigerian forward, fresh off lifting the NWSL Championship trophy with Gotham FC last season, has traded the Big Apple for the Wasatch Range in a move brimming with excitement and ambition.

Onumonu joins the Royals after three stellar seasons with Gotham, registering her name in NWSL history with a Best XI second-team selection in 2021, fueled by a league-leading 12 goals and assists combined.

Now, she sets her sights on new heights with Utah, becoming the 15th player to join the expanding roster for the 2024 season, Footballrover reports.

But what ignited Onumonu’s passion for the Royals?

In a word, legends. The 29-year-old striker specifically pointed to Amy Rodriguez, a seasoned NWSL star and former striker herself, as a major draw.

Onumonu revealed that a conversation with Rodriguez and Sporting Director Kelly Cousins, where they outlined their vision and great commitment to player well-being, sealed the deal.

Having the conversation with Amy and Sporting Director Kelly Cousins was incredibly important to me,” she said.

This special something seems to be a winning formula brewing in the Salt Lake City air.

With Onumonu’s championship pedigree and relentless drive joining forces with Utah’s ambitious vision, the Royals are poised to make waves in the upcoming NWSL season.

Fans can expect to see Onumonu link up with her new teammates in pre-season camp next month as she prepares to paint the Utah Royals blue and gold with her signature blend of power and finesse.

For fans seeking to delve deeper into Onumonu’s exciting journey, here are some key takeaways:

Championship Pedigree: Onumonu arrives in Utah fresh off clinching the NWSL Championship with Gotham FC in 2023.

Proven Goalscorer: Her 12 combined goals and assists in 2021 stand as a testament to her attacking prowess.

Lured by Legends: Conversations with Amy Rodriguez and Sporting Director Kelly Cousins heavily influenced Onumonu’s decision to join the Royals.

Ready to Soar: Utah fans can expect to see Onumonu in action during pre-season camp next month.

With Onumonu’s arrival, the Utah Royals are poised to take flight in the 2024 NWSL season.

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