American stars signed by Sydney FC

Sofia Huerta, Danielle Colaprico and Aubrey Bledsoe have signed for Sydney FC.

The American trio forms a statement of intent for the Sky Blues' Westfield W-League 2018/19 season, following the announcement of six Westfield Matildas at the start of the month.

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Idaho-born forward Huerta joins Sydney from NWSL outfit Houston Dash, where she enjoyed a prolific 2018 NWSL season - scoring eight goals and supplying six assists.

The 25-year-old was formerly on the books of Adelaide United in 2016/17.

“I’ve seen Sydney FC before, I know what the club are about and I’m excited to be in Sky Blue for this season,” she told Sydney's official website.

“I want to win titles and I believe this is the best place to make that happen, the W-League is a great league and to be joining one of the biggest clubs in the competition is fantastic.

“I can’t wait to get over to Australia now and get started. I’m looking forward to the season ahead.”

Huerta has made seven caps for United States of America.

25-year-old midfielder Colaprico joins Sydney after guiding Sam Kerr's Chicago Red Stars to a top four finish in the 2018 NWSL season.

“I can’t wait to be back down under and get the ball rolling with Sydney FC,” she told Sydney's official website.

“I’m excited by the opportunity to represent such a strong club and I’ve definitely got one eye on silverware this season.”

Colaprico has played two Westfield W-League seasons with Adelaide United.

Finally, goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe returns to Sydney after a breakout campaign in 2017/18.

She enjoyed a consistent season in the NWSL with Washington Spirit, where she attained two player of the week awards.


Sydney boss Ante Juric heralded the trio's capture as a big coup as the Sky Blues look to maintain their streak of reaching every Westfield W-League finals series this year.

“Sofia, Danielle and Aubrey are quality players who’ll no doubt strengthen us in key areas,” he told Sydney's official website.

“The three all boast previous W-League experience, they know the girls and what the league is about and I’m expecting them to flourish this season.

“I’m really excited by the team we have, it’s strong across the whole pitch and I can’t wait for the season to start.”