Matildas star Chloe Logarzo joins Western United in landmark coup

Chloe Logarzo Western United

Matildas star Chloe Logarzo will add world-class firepower to Western United’s inaugural Liberty A-League Women squad after signing on loan from Kansas City in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).

With 54 Matildas caps and eight national team goals to her name, Logarzo has been a mainstay in the side since debuting as a 19-year-old in 2013 and recently returned to the group for the first time since an ACL injury.

Logarzo has previously represented Colorado Pride in the United States and played in top divisions in Sweden, Norway and England, where she lined up for Bristol City in the Women’s Super League.

A two-time A-League Women Champion with Sydney FC, Logarzo returns to Australia for the first time in two years and is determined to make a difference in Green and Black.

“I am really excited to be returning to the A-League with a new club, new city and a new challenge ahead of the World Cup,” she said.

“There is no better time to return home to the A-League than now, leading into the World Cup and with Western United, a new and ambitious Club.

“I feel incredibly confident that this is the correct decision for my return to playing.”

Western United Head Coach Mark Torcaso said Logarzo’s signature was a major coup for the Club and signalled its intent heading into the competition for the first time.

“Chloe’s game needs no explanation, she is a world class talent and she will be huge for our group and for the league,” he said.

“I’m really excited and proud that we can give Chloe a platform to continue her return to the pitch ahead of the World Cup next year.

“She is the type of player that can change a game in an instant and I can’t wait to work with her and see her help us on the pitch, but also off the pitch with the knowledge she can share with our younger players.”

Western United Women’s Football Manager Amanda Stella said Logarzo’s capture proved United’s ambition to be competitive right away.

“Bringing in a player of Chloe’s calibre lays down a marker for us and shows the competition that we are here to compete,” she said.

“Chloe will get fans through the gates, she’ll get people off their seats and everyone in the West should be excited about coming to watch her play.

“In our inaugural season, Chloe’s leadership and standing in the game will help set the foundations for our culture and vision moving forward as a Club in the A-League Women.”

Logarzo will bring flair and experience at the highest level to the team and will add inspiration to the young players around her in the squad.

She will join up with her new teammates in pre-season training in early November ahead of the opening round in the A-League Women season, which begins from November 18.

Chloe has signed on, and now it’s your turn. Be just like the Matildas star and join as a Foundation Member to show your support for Western United’s inaugural A-League Women season.