Western Sydney Wanderers have announced the signing of Amy Harrison and Sam Staab for the upcoming Westfield W-League season.
Both Harrison and Staab join the Red & Black from National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) side Washington Spirit.
Harrison, a former Westfield W-League Player of the Year, comes to the club off the back of her first season overseas where she featured in 11 matches for Spirit.
An experienced and gifted midfielder, Harrison has played over 50 matches in the domestic competition and is part of the Westfield Matildas squad.
Harrison played in both the 2014 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and has been crowned a Westfield W-League Champion on two occasions.
The midfielder said she was excited for a fresh new challenge at the Wanderers.
“Coming to the Wanderers is a new challenge and new adventure, and that’s something that really excites me as I’m a Westie,” said Harrison.
“I want to create something special here at the Wanderers and coming from the region, it would be really nice to be part of the Western Sydney Wanderers that win the Westfield W-League or do something special.
“I’m really excited to be part of the team.”
Playing overseas in Australia for the very first time in her young career, Sam Staab is ready to make history with the Red & Black.
Staab was the fourth overall pick in the 2019 NWSL College Draft, joining alongside Washington Spirit after a four-year long campaign with Clemson University.
Since making her debut for Spirit, Staab is the second rookie in NWSL history to play in every minute of every single match this season.
A threat also at the back, Staab recorded a goal and an assist, playing an integral role in all nine of Spirits’s clean sheets.
A current member of the United States Under-23 team, Staab said she was ready to get to work with the Wanderers.
“I’m really excited and I think it’s really awesome, I’ve always wanted to travel and the Western Sydney Wanderers have given me that opportunity to come down here to Australia,” said Staab.
“I just saw everything that was going on with the new facilities and the upping of all the standards and I just wanted to be part of that.
“I think it’s amazing everything that’s going on here is really positive and it’s definitely going in a positive direction for women’s football.”