Canberra signs Kopmeyer for Season 10

Canberra United have announced the signing of Seattle Reign goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer for the upcoming Westfield W-League Season.

The 31st pick in the 2013 NWSL draft, Kopmeyer has been a part of the Reign ever since, making a name for herself as one of the United States’ best goalkeepers.

Kopmeyer previously played with Brisbane Roar in Season 8 of the W-League, but said she is excited to sign for the league’s most successful club.

“I’ve heard wonderful things about the club, its professionalism and the new coach in Heather,” she said.

“It is a perfect fit for this time in my career and I’m excited to help the team compete for the title.”

Kopmeyer made 12 appearances that season for the Roar and says that while that served as a developmental year, she is ready to be a difference-maker in Season 10.

“My first year in the league was instrumental to my development as a goalkeeper,” she said.

“Being able to return a few years older, I hope to make a large impact on the league.”

The shot-stopper was new coach Heather Garriock’s first target after coming on board.

“Hayley will be an important player for CU this season, she was my first recruit,” Garriock said.

“Having a goalkeeper of her calibre is important to the way we are going to play; her leadership, work ethic and experience will add a great amount of value to our defensive unit.