Desiree Scott says family always comes first, and that’s why she has made the decision to leave her National Women’s Soccer League team — the Utah Royals FC– to attend to a personal matter.
This game is all I know and is beyond important to my heart. But one thing that is closer and dearer and has always come first is my family. I unfortunately will not be playing in the Challenge cup. Beyond disappointed to not step on that field today but will see you soon 💛 pic.twitter.com/C9LTt5Db0P
— Desiree Scott (@MsDScott11) June 30, 2020
Scott’s announcement via social media came just hours before Utah played the Houston Dash to a 3-3 tie in the opening round of the NWSL Challenge Cup Tournament at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, which is about 30 minutes southwest of Salt Lake City.
In a direct message to CJOB Sports, Scott wrote: “Can’t really speak to specifics. But It is due to family matters that need me to be home. I wanted to be there but circumstances have changed and timing just sucks but family comes first. That’s all I can really say.”
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