Saint Louis Athletica Head Coach and General Manager Jorge Barcellos announced the signings of Swedish forward Madelaine Edlund and Brazilian midfielder Elaine. Edlund and Elaine both played last year with the Swedish club side Umea IK, which served as the opposition during the WPS All-Star Game held at The Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park on August 30. Saint Louis selected Edlund and Elaine during the 2009 WPS International Draft held on September 23.
“This is a very exciting addition to an already championship caliber team,” stated Barcellos. “In Madelaine Edlund we now have a player that can compliment and partner with Eniola Aluko. With Elaine we have a player that gives us a lot of dynamic ability in midfield, strengthening an already strong core we have there.”