Whitecaps women sign five

BOB MACKIN -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 7:48 AM ET

The Vancouver Whitecaps will have some familiar faces at Swangard Stadium when the W-League season opens Sunday.

North Vancouver goalkeeper Sian Bagshawe is among five players who announced their return yesterday.

Bagshawe, 27, was 2-0 with a shutout last season behind starter Erin McLeod. McLeod is among a contingent of Whitecaps stars missing the 2007 season to train for Canada's entry in September's Women's World Cup in China.

The other four signees are Calgary-born defender Erin Ramsay, and defender/midfielders Carey Gustafson of Victoria, Lindsay Rohla of Langley and Salt Spring Island's Clare Rustad.

Rustad spent 2004 and 2005 with Vancouver after playing four seasons with University of Washington.


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