Updated: March 4, 2014

Australian Midfielder is First International Signing for the Blues

Prairie Village, Kansas (March 4, 2014) – FC Kansas City announced their first international signing in club history today of Katrina Gorry, who comes to Kansas City by way of Melbourne, Australia. The 21-year-old will be joining the roster in early June, after playing in World Cup Qualifying for the Australian National Team in the Asian Cup. She will be added to the roster pending the receipt of her P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC). Per team and league policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Gorry_SM“I’m very excited about my signing with Fc Kansas City,” said Gorry. “It will be an amazing experience mixing with and playing alongside some of the best players in the world. I’ve heard so many good things about the club and players so I’m really looking forward to getting over there.”

Known as a playmaker, the midfielder spent the last season playing for Brisbane Roar of the Australian W-League, where she led her team to the league finals. In her pro career she also has stints with the Adelaide United and the Melbourne Victory of the W-League. She has scored six goals in 27 appearances over her W-League career.

Gorry has eleven appearances with the Australian National Team, making her debut against Japan in July 2012. She has scored three goals for her country and is expected to be an important piece of Australia’s Women’s World Cup bid in 2015.

“When we asked our players who they want on the team, Katrina’s name came up several times,” remarked Technical Director Huw Williams. “That speaks volumes for her and, frankly, confirmed our thoughts that she could be a great fit for our team.”