Yael Averbuch


Yael Averbuch

Position: Midfielder

Height: 5’10”

Date of Birth: November 3, 1986

Hometown: Upper Montclair, N.J.

Citizenship: USA

College: North Carolina

Twitter: @Yael_Averbuch

Yael Averbuch was signed as a free agent during the 2014-2015 NWSL offseason. She played twenty-two matches with the Washington Spirit last season recording one goal and one assist. During the winter, she played with the Arsenal Ladies in the Nestle Cup.

U.S. National Team – 2012: Did not play in a U.S. WNT match … 2011: Played in three matches off the bench, all at Four Nations Tournament in China … Traveled to the Algarve Cup in Portugal, but did not see action … 2010: Saw the most action of her national team career, playing in 10 matches while starting five and scoring one goal, that coming off a direct free kick against Costa Rica in the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament … Played in three matches during Women’s World Cup qualifying, starting two … 2009: Earned her third senior team cap when she was called upon to start at outside midfield against Germany in the USA’s 1-0 victory in October in Augsburg, which was her only match of the year and first career start … She had the cross that eventually led to the game-winning goal from Abby Wambach in that match … 2007: Earned her first two senior team caps, coming off the bench in two matches at the Four Nations Tournament in China, playing against England and China … Youth National Teams: Played for the USA at every level of the youth national teams … Played for the U.S. U-23s in 2008, captaining the USA to a Nordic Cup title in Sweden … Played on the U-16 WNT in 2002 and U-17 WNT in 2003 before joining the U-19 WNT in 2003 … Finished her U-19 career with 15 caps and two goals … A member of the U.S. team that finished third at the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Cup in Thailand, where she played in two matches … Started three of the five matches at CONCACAF qualifying in Canada, scoring two goals with one assist … First Appearance: Jan. 28, 2007, vs. England … First Goal: Nov. 1, 2010, vs. Costa Rica.