The Washington Spirit have signed Australian international Amy Harrison and agreed to a loan for fellow Matilda Chloe Logarzo, the club announced on Thursday, pending completion of international paperwork. Harrison and Logarzo, both midfielders, join the Spirit from Sydney FC in the W-League.
“Adding two quality players of proven international pedigree like Chloe and Amy is huge for our club,” Spirit head coach Richie Burke said in a press release. “Having spoken to both players regularly during this process, I know they are very excited to join us here in Washington — and I believe they will make a huge impact with our team and in our league.”
Harrison and Logarzo will be on the pitch this weekend in the W-League Grand Final against Perth Glory FC. Spirit goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe will also be competing this weekend for Sydney FC.
“It’s not an accident that their Sydney FC team is in the W-League finals this weekend, both players are serial winners and I know they’ll bring that mentality to our club. I’m absolutely thrilled to have both Matildas players at Washington Spirit this season,” Burke said.
Logarzo earned Sydney FC’s Player of the Year honors after starting every game and scoring three goals this W-League season. For Australia, Logarzo has earned 29 caps and scored six goals.
Despite being out with an injury for much of the 2018 W-League season, Harrison made 10 appearances, starting in nine games, for Sydney FC. For the Matildas, Harrison has made eight career appearances.