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Washington Spirit signs Chilean international forward Yanara Aedo

Boyds, MD (June 27, 2017) – The Washington Spirit has signed Chilean international forward Yanara Aedo, pending receipt of her International Transfer Certificate (ITC). Per team and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Aedo returns to Washington after playing for Spanish club Valencia over the past year. Prior to that, she was a member of the Washington Spirit Reserves from January 2015 to September 2016. She played a key role for the Spirit Reserves during the team’s run to the 2015 USL W-League championship, scoring both goals in a 2-1 win over Colorado Pride in the title match.

“We look forward to bringing Yanara back to the club as a fully contracted professional,” said Spirit head coach and general manager Jim Gabarra. “She has worked tremendously hard training with our pro team and playing with the Reserves the past two seasons. Her qualities as a player will help us continue to improve and compete every week.”

At the age of 17, Aedo made the Chile Women’s National Team roster for the 2010 South American Women’s Football Championship in Ecuador. She scored a goal in a 3-1 win over Peru at the event.

Now age 23, Aedo remains a regular on the Chilean roster. She was among 21 players selected for the team’s most recent friendly on May 28 against Peru. Aedo’s club career also includes stints with Chilean sides Araucanía Temuco (2009-2010) and Colo-Colo (2011-2014).

The Washington Spirit continues National Women’s Soccer League competition this Saturday, July 1 for a road game against the Boston Breakers. Kickoff from Jordan Field is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET. The live stream will be available on the go90 and NWSL mobile apps and websites.