Siemsen is keen for a big Storm in California
Remy Siemsen is America bound after signing a short term professional contract with California Storm.
The 18-year-old will play in the feeder competition for the National Women’s Soccer League, and while sad to leave her Manly United teammates, she knew it was the next logical step in her blossoming career.
“I was pretty emotional at fulltime last Sunday (against Blacktown Spartans), I have been with Manly since I was nine years old,” Siemsen said.
“It hasn’t really sunk in yet, to be honest.
“Living away from home for the first time will be a good learning curve, and fulltime football, I can’t wait for that.”
The California Storm are aligned with Orlando Pride, meaning the Young Matildas striker will train and play alongside some genuine local and global talent.
Siemsen fielded other offers in America as well as in Japan, but was happy to sign a four-month contract.
“At this stage of my career, I was keen for a short stint abroad initially,” she said.
“I am now in a position where I can give my all then come back and play for Sydney FC in the W-League, which means basically I will be playing football all year round.
“My ultimate goal is to play for the Matildas and after speaking to (coach) Alen Stajcic, we decided this was the best pathway for me.”
Siemsen, who will be living with a host family in Sacramento, also wanted to thank her teammates and many supporters.
“Manly United has been my home away from home for a long time,” she said.
“I can’t thank everyone enough for their kind words, I’m really looking forward to leaving a big impression overseas and then coming back and winning the W-League grand final with Sydney FC.”