SEATTLE (January 21, 2015) – Seattle Reign FC announced today that the club has signed Danish international forward Katrine Veje. Veje will join Reign FC on July 1, immediately after the conclusion of her current contract with Brøndby IF of Denmark’s Elitedivisionen. Per team and league policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Veje, 23, is currently with Brøndby IF, who sits at the top of the league table with 43 points. Brøndby has also progressed to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League and will next face Swedish side Linköping on March 22. Should Brøndby progress into the quarterfinals they will face either German powerhouse 1. FFC Frankfurt – where Reign FC midfielder Jess Fishlock is currently on loan – or Bristol Academy W.F.C. of the English FA WSL.
“I have had my eye on Katrine for many years, having first seen her when I was an assistant coach with the U-17 England squad,” Reign FC general manager and coach Laura Harvey said. “We played Denmark in the Euros and Katrine, who was probably 15 or 16 at the time, had a remarkable game and showed great promise.”
“Since then I have followed her career closely and think this will be a great next step for her growth as a player, “Harvey added. “We believe she is capable of bringing something new and special to our club and to the NWSL.”
Prior to Brøndby IF, Veje was a member of LdB FC Malmö (now FC Rosengård) of Sweden’s Damallsvenskan, she made 48 appearances and scored eight goals. Veje solidified the midfield and helped lead FC Malmö to two league titles in 2011 and 2013.
The Fredericia, Denmark native is also a member of the Danish National Team. Since her first cap in 2009 she has amassed 65 caps, six goals, and recently took part in Denmark’s UEFA qualifying campaign for the 2015 Women’s World Cup.
Reign FC will open the 2015 season at home on Sunday, April 12 against Abby Wambach and the Western New York Flash. Season ticket packages for Seattle’s upcoming season start at just $195. Fans looking to purchase tickets can call (855) REIGN-FC or visit ReignFC.com today.