Canberra United is thrilled to announce the signing of two international players, with Ally Haran and Chelsee Washington set to join the squad for the upcoming A-League Women’s season.
Haran and Washington join United from Orlando Pride, after the side played their season finale in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) on Friday.
Ally has spent one season with the Pride, the 25-year-old defender also making brief appearances with Houston Dash and North Carolina Courage.
“I have had a few conversations with Coach Vicki and I love the way she talks about the team and environment,” Ally said.
“I really feel I will be able to fit into their team dynamic this season. I am so excited to get started.”
Chelsee was selected by the Orlando Pride in 2020 out of Bowling Green State University. She made 10 appearances for Pride in 2021, and started two matches.
The midfielder said she can’t wait to touch down in Australia.
“The women’s league in Australia has been known to be a catalyst for development and an overall incredible opportunity for younger players like myself to grow and learn,” Chelsee said.
“I’m especially excited to play for Canberra because from what I’ve seen, this team has an incredible fan base and prioritizes unity which are two exciting components to be a part of.
“I’m excited to be able to help the team compete for a championship and continue to improve on last year’s success.”
The pair will arrive in Australia at the end of the week and will join the squad from Monday.
Canberra United squad signing announcements 2021/22
Michelle Heyman, Emma Ilijoski, Laura Hughes, Allira Toby, Grace Maher, Keeley Richards, Hayley Taylor-Young, Lauren Keir, Margot Robinne, Holly Caspers, Chloe Middleton, Beth Mason-Jones, Alexia Karrys-Stahl, Mikayla Vidmar, Ally Haran, Chelsee Washington