Last week, Seattle Reign FC acquired defender Yael Averbuch in a trade with Utah Royals FC. The New Jersey native just finished her third season with FC Kansas City, where she made 23 appearances, scoring one goal and tallying one assist during the 2017 season.
“I’ve always really admired the club in Seattle, the atmosphere there, and the qualities of the players at the club,” said Averbuch. “Even when I played against Reign FC I would have so much respect for all their players. Some of them are my great friends, so I’m really excited to be joining a club with such a wonderful reputation, getting the opportunity to play alongside players that I really admire and think I can learn a lot from.”