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Whitecaps Re-Sign Millbrett
« on: February 28, 2007, 09:59:42 PM »
he Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today the re-signing of international forward Tiffeny Milbrett, pending international clearance, for the Whitecaps women.

“Tiffeny is an outstanding player with a lot of experience,” said Whitecaps women’s head coach Bob Birarda. “Last year, Tiffeny was an integral part of our championship season. The staff and the players truly enjoyed having her presence in the dressing room and on the field and we are very excited about the qualities and leadership that she adds to this year’s team.”

Milbrett, 34, was tied with Christine Sinclair for the team lead in points last season with nine goals and four assists for twenty-two points. Milbrett started in all eleven of her matches played and led the team with five game-winning-goals and forty-two shots in her first season with the Whitecaps. She capped off a wonderful 2006 season with a goal and an assist in two playoff matches to help the Whitecaps win their second USL W-League championship.

“I'm excited to return to the Whitecaps and look forward to defending our title,” said Milbrett. “The Whitecaps are one of the most professional clubs to play for and I'm proud to be a part of the organization."

The 5’2” native of Portland, Oregon is one of the most prolific goal scorers in U.S.A. National Team history, amassing 204 appearances (fifth all-time), 100 goals (fourth all-time) and 61 assists (third all-time) with the U.S.A. Women’s National Team.

In the 2003 Women’s World Cup, she played in all six matches, including the third place game against Canada in which her goal secured the win for the U.S.A. In 2001, Milbrett was one of three nominees for the first-ever FIFA Women’s Player of the Year. In 2000, she helped the U.S.A. to a silver finish in the Sydney Olympic Games and in 1999, she was the leading scorer on the U.S.A. team that won the World Cup. Milbrett was also a starter for the U.S.A. team that won the 1996 Olympic gold medal in Atlanta, scoring the game winning goal in the gold medal game against China.

Milbrett is currently registered with Linköpings FC and is scheduled to arrive in Vancouver at the beginning of June; following the completion of the Damallsvenskan season, Sweden’s Women's premier division.