CHICAGO – Three Red Stars will be heading to Australia this offseason to play for Adelaide United in the W-League. Danielle Colaprico and Katie Naughton will return to the Australian club, while Alyssa Mautz will join her Chicago teammates for the first time for Adelaide.
Last year, Colaprico and Naughton went on loan for the first time in their career to Adelaide. Both the midfielder and defender, who co-captained the Australian side, played all 1080 minutes in the 12 matches for the club.
Colaprico tallied two goals and provided a mainstay in the central midfield. Naughton earned one assist to Red Stars teammate Sofia Huerta in a 5-2 victory against Sydney FC, while anchoring the defensive line. Adelaide finished the regular season in sixth place with a 3-4-5 record.
After competing with Perth Glory in the 2016-17 W-League season, Mautz joins Adelaide for her second stint in Australia. The midfielder played every minute of Perth’s 14 matches, earning one assist to help the team to a 7-3-2 record in the regular season. Perth finished in second place, making the post season. The team lost in the Grand Final against Melbourne City FC, 0-2.
All three players will return to Chicago before the start of the 2018 NWSL season.
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