Matildas star Chloe Logarzo will return to Western United for the remainder of the 2022/23 Liberty A-League Women season, and for the entire 2023/24 campaign.
Logarzo departed Western United in February when her loan contract came to an end, but the midfielder has now re-joined United as a free agent having been released from Kansas City Current.
The 28-year-old will step back into the No.6 shirt that she worse on six occasions earlier in the Liberty A-League season.
Making her way back to the West, Logarzo said she was grateful and overjoyed to be able to return to the Club and pick up where she left off.
“I’m extremely excited to re-join the girls and the Western United fans. I feel very blessed that the team are here to support me in any and every way possible,” she said.
“The girls have been doing an incredible job and I’m looking forward to supporting and driving the team to get the very best out of every single person.”
Western United Head Coach Mark Torcaso said Logarzo’s arrival would provide his team with a significant boost heading into the Liberty A-League Finals, while also admitting her commitment to next season offers a statement of United’s continued intent in the competition.
“Chloe coming back is immensely exciting for us and will provide everyone with a big lift heading into the final weeks of this season,” he said.
“Everyone knows her talent, but Chloe’s leadership and contribution to our team culture was above and beyond what I or any of our staff could have expected.
“That’s why it is so important to have her back for what’s left of this season and also heading into next year. We want to continue setting high standards for our program and Chloe being here will certainly help us do just that.”
Logarzo debuted for United in the Club’s inaugural match against Melbourne Victory on 19 November and went on to score three goals in her six matches – a brace against Melbourne City and an additional strike against Perth Glory.
Her minutes were ultimately limited due to a foot injury, but Logarzo has now returned to fitness and is ready to get back on the pitch at a high level ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Logarzo will arrive back in Melbourne next week with an eye on featuring in the Finals Series as United chases silverware in its inaugural season in the Liberty A-League.