SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Glens announced today that Nádia Gomes has signed with the club for the 2023 USL W League season, pending league approval.
A native of Viseu, Portugal, who grew up in Sandy, Utah, Gomes has represented the national team at Senior and Under-19 level, amassing a total of 10 international caps and three goals. In the 2018 Algarve Cup, she scored in the Third-Place Game as A Selecção das Quinas earned their first ever bronze medal in the competition.
Gomes also enjoyed a decorated collegiate career at BYU, scoring 23 goals and notching 23 assists as well as being named West Coast Conference Player of the Year after her sophomore season. After her time with the Cougars, Gomes was selected 23rd overall in the 2018 NWSL Draft.
“I’m super excited to be joining the SF Glens this season,” said Gomes. “I can’t wait to see everybody out there. Up the Glens!”
“We’re very happy to announce the signing of Nádia Gomes. She showed very well in our open tryout,” said Glens head coach Mike Sharabi. “Nádia brings blistering pace on the wing, which she will use to get behind defenses and put constant pressure on our opponents outside backs. She also has experience at the professional and international levels, which will help her immensely in the W League.”
The San Francisco Glens are entering their first USL W League season in the NorCal Division, with their inaugural game on Sunday, May 7 vs. Academica SC at Skyline College. Tickets will go on sale soon.
ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO GLENS SC
With over 90 total teams and 1,100 youth and adult players, the San Francisco Glens are the largest and most diverse soccer club in The City. Founded in 1961, the Glens have established minor-league men’s team in USL League Two, a women’s team in the USL W League, and a comprehensive youth academy that includes a full pathway in MLS NEXT, the top youth league in America, right down to local micro soccer programs serving kids as young as Pre-K. Last year, the club announced the construction of a soccer-specific facility at Treasure Island with a targeted completion date by end of 2023.
As a community-focused 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Glens are proud to have never turned away a single player or family due to financial hardship thanks to internal fundraising efforts and a scholarship program that distributed over $200,000 last year alone. Visit us at sfglens.com and sfglensacademy.com.
ABOUT THE USL W LEAGUE
The USL W League is the nation’s premier pre-professional league developing the next generation of women’s soccer talent both on and off the field, enhancing the pipeline between college and professional soccer. Since the conclusion of the inaugural 2022 season, 25 W League alums have gone to sign a professional contract. In addition, seven players were drafted in the 2023 NWSL draft, and nine players have been invited to professional preseason training camps home and aboard. The USL W League strives to use women’s soccer as a force for societal good by creating a national platform to increase opportunity, gender equity, and career development. Visit uslwleague.com to learn more