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NWSL KC team signs Argentina National Team Player Mariana Larroquette

The signing is the first international move ahead of the 2021 season.

Scotland v Argentina: Group D - 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Photo by Catherine Ivill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

A day after teasing about a new roster signing, Kansas City NWSL announced the signing of Argentine soccer player Mariana Larroquette to a two-year deal ahead of the 2021 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season, becoming the first international signing for the club. Larroquette joins Kansas City from Lyn Club of Norway and the Argentine National Team as well as River Plate of Argentina (five years), Universidad de Chile in Santiago (two years) and UAI Urquiza in Buenas Aires (three years).

Larroquette is a 28-year-old forward from Buenos Aires, Argentina, who has represented her home country at the 2008 and 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cups. Most recently, her international experience comes from being a member of Argentina’s National Team at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Though Argentina did not make it past the group stage, the team managed a 3-3 comeback against Scotland and her new KC teammate, Rachel Corsie.

Larroquette joins the 22-player roster that was announced last week. The roster has been inherited from the Utah team, but it does need adjustments, particularly at midfield and in the attack.

In signing Larroquette, KC head coach Huw Williams hopes the addition is a positive for the team, “Mariana is a talented player who competes creatively and tenaciously. We are happy to sign Mariana as our team’s first-ever free agent.”

The NWSL preseason begins February 1, 2021.