Chicago, Ill. – The Chicago Red Stars announced today the club has acquired midfielder Amanda Da Costa and a natural fourth-round pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft from the Washington Spirit. In exchange for Da Costa and the draft pick, the Spirit will receive a player to be named later from the Red Stars.
Da Costa, 26, spent one season with Washington where she appeared in 17 games, tallying three goals. Before her time in the NWSL, Da Costa spent two years playing overseas with Liverpool Ladies in the FA Women’s Super League (FAWSL), where she helped lead the team to back-to-back championships and claim its first appearance in the UEFA Champions League.
“I am very excited to add Amanda to our group,” said Head Coach Rory Dames. “Besides being a terrific person, Amanda possesses the qualities we were looking for to fill our attacking midfielder role. We are excited to see what she is capable for once she has some time to work with our front line. She also knows what it takes to win a league championship as she showed in England. She is the perfect fit for what we need in this upcoming season.”
The Florida State University All-American will join forces with former college teammate Casey Short for the 2016 season.
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