U.S. Women's National Team Goalkeeper Inks Gk1 Deal
GK Briana Scurry has 167 caps with the U.S. National Team (Photo courtesy of ISI Photos)
Morristown, N.J. (Wednesday, June 3, 2009) - Gk1 Soccer officially announces today the signing of U.S. Women's National Team goalkeeper Briana Scurry. Along with the recent addition of two-time MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Pat Onstad, Gk1 Soccer is proud to have two of the best from the men's and women's game to be wearing their apparel.
"We are absolutely ecstatic to have Briana wearing Gk1," co-founder Tony Meola commented. "Her accomplishments on the field are unmatched, and we could not be more pleased to add a player and person of her caliber."
Scurry has had one of the most successful careers backstopping the U.S. National Team of anyone to play on the international stage. Among the accolades she has achieved include winning the 1999 FIFA World Cup and twice winning the Gold Medal in the Olympic Games (1996, 2004). She has also been part of three additional third place finishes in the FIFA World Cup (1995, 2003, 2007), and the Minneapolis native also won a Silver Medal in the 2000 Olympic Games.
"I am extremely excited to be working with Tony and Gk1 Soccer!" Scurry exclaimed. "After seeing the quality of the products Gk1 Soccer is producing and the direction of the company, I couldn't be more pleased to be working with such a great group of people."
Scurry has played in 167 international matches for the U.S. Women's National Team, which is second most among any goalkeeper in the world.
"These are very exciting times for Gk1," co-founder Tom Maoli stated. "We now have two of the best in the sport wearing our equipment, which further proves our commitment to establish ourselves as a major player in the industry."
Scurry is currently amid the inaugural season of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) with the Washington Freedom and was a founding member of the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) in 2001 with the Atlanta Beat. Prior to her professional career, she was a decorated college goalkeeper at the University of Massachusetts. She was named the 1993 National Goalkeeper of the Year, finishing her college career with 37 shutouts in 65 starts.
"The longevity of Briana's career is a true test of the athletic ability and determination she possesses," Gk1 Soccer executive Sal Rosamilia remarked. "To have someone with our company that is such a key figure in the history of the women's game is quite humbling."
For more information regarding Gk1 Soccer, visit the company's web site at www.gk1soccer.com. To contact Gk1 Soccer directly, call 1-973-538-3200.