CHICAGO – Rosie White has been taken off the Chicago Red Stars Injury Report ahead of the team’s ninth game. The New Zealand international is ready to finally make her debut in Chicago after undergoing double foot surgery at the beginning of the year.

“It’s been about five or six months since I’ve played soccer,” said White. “I’m really excited to get back on the field. It’s been a long process and I’m ready to go.”

Before surgery, White played with the Boston Breakers in the 2017 season of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). White played in 22 of the 24 matches during the season. She found the back of the net four times in her nearly 1800 minutes on the field.

The 24-year-old finished the year with her New Zealand team, playing two friendlies against the U.S. Women’s National Team. White started both games, totaling 161 minutes.

After the start of 2018, news broke that the Boston Breakers folded and a Dispersal Draft would be taking place for all players. White was drafted by Chicago in the first round, seventh overall.

“I was pretty stocked to find out Chicago wanted me,” said White. “To be picked up fairly early in the draft, I was happy. It really changes your whole world, but I’m really happy that Chicago picked me up.”

Catch White and the rest of the Red Stars this weekend as they host the Houston Dash on Saturday, May 12, at 7 p.m. CT. The match will be broadcast live on NWSL app and go90 app.

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