[AMERICANS ABROAD]One of the most attractive women's leagues for American players is Australia's Westfield W-League because of its short season in the middle of the NWSL offseason, and Canberra United has already completed two signings: Laurie Lindsey and Stephanie Ochs.
Lindsey, who has 31 caps for the USA, is a veteran of teams in WUSA, WPS, the W-League and WPSL Elite in addition to the NWSL, where she played for the Washington Spirit.
Ochs, the first player taken in the 2013 NWSL Supplemental Draft, also played for the Spirit. She scored her first goal of the season for the Spirit in the season finale.
Brisbane Roar recently signed German keeper Nadine Angerer, who won the inaugural UEFA Female European Player of the Year award.
The Australian league kicks off Nov. 9 and its season runs to Feb. 23, when it plays its championship game.