Korean women’s soccer star Ji So-yeon (33, Suwon FC Women) will advance to the U.S. Women’s Professional Football (NWSL), which is considered the world’s biggest stage.
Seattle Rain FC, a member of the NWSL, said on its website on the 25th (Korea time), “We have reached an agreement with Suwon FC for transfer fees,” adding, “We will join the team as soon as we get a visa and play the preseason.”
Ji’s contract will last for two years until 2025. “This contract is an important moment in the club’s history,” the club said.
Manager Laura Harvey introduced Ji as a “proven winner.” “Ji So-yeon is a player who solves problems that arise on the ground in various ways,” she said, expressing her expectations, “I am very happy to bring her to our team.”
“It is the brightest moment in the club’s history to sign a player with a career and ability like Ji So-yeon,” said Leslie Gallimore, the team’s general manager. “His personal skills and leadership as a veteran will bring tremendous help to the team.”
Known by her nickname “Jimesh,” Ji So-yeon is recognized as the greatest player in the history of Korean women’s soccer. After debuting as a professional player with Kobe Leonessa in Japan in 2011, she joined the Chelsea Ladies in 2014, and became the first Korean female player to advance to the Women’s Super League (WSL). She stood out as the best player by winning six league titles, four English Football Association Cups, two League Cups, and one Community Shield.
Ji So-yeon, who returned to the domestic stage wearing a Suwon FC uniform in the 2022 season ahead of the 2023 FIFA World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, showed off her strength by winning the WK League midfielder award last season.
Ji is still an active member of the women’s national soccer team. She has 69 goals in 154 A-matches. This is the highest number of appearances and goals scored by any Korean male or female player..
Ji So-yeon became the first Korean player to enjoy both England and the United States, considered the best stage in European women’s soccer.
The NWSL, where a total of 14 teams compete, is considered the world’s top league in women’s soccer along with the WSL, where a total of 12 teams compete. Not only is league management the most active, but there are also the most teams. Seattle, where Ji So-yeon will wear the uniform, has recorded nine wins, eight draws, and five losses in the 2023 regular season. It advanced to the playoffs as fourth place and made the championship game, but it failed to win the title.. 랭크카지노
Ji So-yeon will meet her teammate Casey Eugene Fair, who is considered the future of Korean women’s soccer, as an enemy on the U.S. stage. Born in 2007 to a Korean mother and an American father, Fair joined Angel City FC based in Los Angeles on the 18th.