The Chicago Red Stars have announced the signing of Japanese international Yuki Nagasato.
NEWS | Chicago adds Japanese international Yuki Nagasato to the squad.
— Chicago Red Stars (@chicagoredstars) May 24, 2017
Nagasato has appeared 132 times with the Japanese Women’s National Team, where she scored 58 goals and was a three-time World Cup player and two-time Olympian. She was a key member of the 2011 Women’s World Cup team that defeated the U.S. Women’s National Team in a penalty shoot-out to win the 2011 title.
She has previously played for NTV Beleza of the Nadeshiko League – scoring 88 goals in 133 appearances, FFC Turbine Potsdam of the Bundesliga – earning three straight Bundesliga championships and scoring 18 goals in her final season with the team, Chelsea FC of the FA Women’s Super League – scoring 5 goals in 18 appearances, and Vfl Wolfsburg of the Bundesliga – scoring 4 goals in 9 appearances. She has been with FFC Frankfurt of the Bundesliga since 2015, where she has scored 8 goals in 35 appearances.
The addition of 29-year-old Nagasato is a key addition to the Red Stars offense, which includes U.S. National Team forward Christen Press.
Nagasato is expected to join Chicago on May 31, 2017.