FC Kansas City inks first international player

03/04/2014 5:53 PM

03/04/2014 5:54 PM

FC Kansas City announced on Tuesday that it had signed Australian midfielder Katrina Gorry, who will be the team’s first international player.

“When we asked our players who they want on the team, Katrina’s name came up several times,” technical director Huw Williams said in a news release. “That speaks volumes for her and, frankly, confirmed our thoughts that she could be a great fit for our team.”

Pending the receipt of her P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate, Gorry will join the roster in early June after playing in World Cup qualifying for the Australian national team in the Asian Cup.

“I’m very excited about my signing with FC Kansas City,” Gorry said in a release. “It will be an amazing experience. I’ve heard so many good things about the club and the players, so I’m really looking forward to getting over there.”

Gorry spent last season playing for Brisbane in the W-League where she led the team to the league finals. She has six goals in 27 appearances in W-League play, which also included stints with Adelaide United and the Melbourne Victory. She also has 11 appearances with the Australian national team.

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