OL Reign has announced the signing of forward Miranda Nild and goalkeeper Ella Dederick for the 2021 season. Subsequent to her signing, Nild was loaned to Kristianstads DFF of the Swedish Damallsvenskan through December 31, 2021.
Nild, 23, is a 2018 graduate of Cal Berkeley. She trained with OL Reign in 2020 as a non-roster invitee and was originally signed to a short-term contract by the club in September 2020, prior to the NWSL Fall Series. Nild is a member of the Thai Women’s National Team, having made her debut in 2017. Nild started and played the full 90 minutes of all three of Thailand’s matches at the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France. The Castro Valley, California native also won the 2019 Lithuanian A Lyga with Gintra Universitetas.
“I am really excited not only to sign with OL Reign again, but to experience the professional world in Sweden,” said Nild. “I can already tell that Kristianstads DFF is an amazing organization, and I cannot wait to get started.”
“Miranda showed great potential in the Fall Series and again during our training this preseason,” said OL Reign head coach Farid Benstiti. “We think she will really benefit from playing consistent minutes this season, which Kristianstads will be able to provide. We will be excited to welcome her back to the squad for the 2022 season.”
Kristianstads DFF Press Release: (translated from Swedish)
After last year's successful player loan from OL Reign in the form of Lauren Barnes, we now hope for a repeat when we welcome Miranda Nild to Kristianstad and KDFF.
Miranda, who will be 24 years old in 2021, has previously played for the California Golden Bears and scored 20 international matches and 12 goals for Thailand. Miranda was part of the Thai squad that will meet Sweden during the World Cup finals in France 2019, where she also played 90 minutes in all three matches in Thailand. Miranda was born, raised and educated in the USA - but her father is from Thailand which made it possible to represent their national team.
Based on its history, we hope Miranda's physics, technical qualities and fine strikes will add new skills to our team.
Congrats Miranda and Go Bears!