TRENTON-A report this week from the “Bob and Steve Blog” details the fears some women in the soccer world are having over being drafted to Phil Murphy’s Sky Blue FC team. Normally, for any athlete, being drafted by a professional team is what you worked hard for as a teenager, in high school and through college. For some, being drafted is a nightmare, especially for those picked by the team owned by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.
One, a New Jersey native, is actually considering leaving the country to play in Europe rather than playing for Sky Blue FC, which has made a mockery of the sport of soccer. This year, the embattled franchise finished dead last in the National Women’s Soccer League.
Murphy’s Sky Blue soccer team has been under scrutiny over its treatment of its female athletes since a report last year detailed poor living and work conditions for the players.
Bob & Steve collected responses from female soccer players regarding the draft that was held on January 10th.