Australian international Chloe Logarzo has been hailed as a player who will make an immediate impact in America after leaving English Women’s Super League club Bristol City for newly-formed Kansas City NWSL.
The experienced Matilda, who impressed during her one-year stay in the WSL with City, had finalised a deal with the National Women’s Soccer League side on Thursday which will see her through the 2023 season.
“She is very creative, dynamic and highly competitive,” said Kansas City’s head coach Huw Williams, after the new Missouri-based team clinched the signature of the 26-year-old.
“She is a player who makes an immediate impact on our team both on and off the field.”
The 48-times-capped midfielder Logarzo has been playing in the Australian national team since she was a teenager back in 2013 and featured in the team that took Brazil to penalties in the quarter-final in the 2016 Olympics.
She began her well-travelled professional career as an 18-year-old playing for her hometown club Sydney FC in the W-League and is no stranger to playing in the US.
In 2014, she joined USL W-League Colorado Pride, scoring eight goals, contributing seven assists and earning the Rookie of the Year award.
After stops in the Swedish and Norwegian leagues between further spells at home with Newcastle Jets and a second spell with Sydney FC, she also had a loan stint with the NWSL’s Washington Spirit in 2019.
Over the past stop-start year in the WSL with Bristol City, where her contract was due to end in May, Logarzo scored four times in a dozen appearances.
“Thank you for your contribution to our club over the last 12 months. Good luck in the next chapter of your career over in the NWSL,” the club tweeted.
The new Kansas City franchise was only created in December and has been moving fast to make the expansion side competitive in a city which is no stranger to hosting a champion women’s team with the now-disbanded FC Kansas City having won the NWSL title twice.