Mollie Rouse leaves Sunderland Women for Spokane Zephyr

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Mollie Rouse (right) in action for Sunderland against Durham. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Midfielder Mollie Rouse has left Sunderland to return to the States with Spokane Zephyr FC in the new USL Super League.

The 25-year-old, who has been capped by England up to U-21 level, had a college career in the US playing for Louisville Cardinals and also UCF Knights.

She went on to have spells at Aston Villa, Lewes, London City Lionesses and Turbine Potsdam before joining Sunderland in 2023.

Rouse told “I can’t put into words how excited I am to play in a brand new women’s football league. Not only does it bring more exposure and opportunities for women in sport, it also highlights the continued growth and interest that surrounds it! I am grateful to be part of the inaugural season with Spokane and to build something special for the soccer community!”

Sunderland have also confirmed the departures of Liz Ejupi and Faye Mullen following the end of their contracts, while Megan Beer, Megan Borthwick, Jessica Brown and Emily Scarr have all signed new contracts with the Championship side.

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