Yuki Nagasato has been removed from the disabled list and added to the Chicago Red Stars active roster, the team said Thursday. To meet the roster requirements, the team waived Mary Luba.
Nagasato signed with the Red Stars on May 24, but returned to Japan to rehab a minor knee injury. She returned to Chicago in the past month and has been training with the team, the Red Stars said.
“We are looking forward to finally having Yuki available for us,” Red Stars head coach Rory Dames said in a press release. “She has looked great in practice and provides a veteran presence in this last half of the season as we aim for a playoff spot.”
Luba appeared in four games for the Red Stars since joining the team at the end of the 2015 season.
“Having to let go of Luba was a difficult decision. We can’t thank her enough for all she has done for this club and community over the last two seasons,” Dames said. “We wish her nothing but success on and off the field.”