OL Reign signs Japanese international Yuka Momiki from Nippon TV Beleza

American-born Japanese international Yuka Momiki has joined OL Reign from Nippon TV Beleza in the Japanese Nadeshiko League for the 2020 season.

The 24-year-old forward helped Nippon TV Beleza win five Nadeshiko League titles, four Empress Cups, three Nadeshiko League Cups and the 2019 AFC Women’s Club Championship.

Momiki, a Nadeshiko League Best XI in 2016 and 2017, was picked for Japan's 2019 Women's World Cup team. Her only appearance in France came as a sub in the 2-1 loss to the Netherlands in the round of 16.

Momiki is the second foreign international signed by OL Reign after Costa Rican Shirley Cruz.

Player Moves: 2020 NWSL imports

Houston Lindsey Harris, USA (Klepp/NOR).
-- Erin Simon, USA (West Ham United/ENG).
NC Courage Hailie Mace, USA (Rosengard/SWE)
OL Reign  Shirley Cruz, CRC (Paris SG//FRA)
-- Yuka Momiki, JPN (Nippon TV Beleza, JPN)
Orlando Ali Riley, NZL (Bayern Munich/GER)
Utah Aminata Diallo, FRA (Paris SG, loan)
-- Taylor Leach, USA (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC/SWE)
-- Chestley Strother, USA (Sundsvall DFF/SWE)
Washington Jaye Boissiere, USA (Le Havre/FRA)
-- Devon Kerr, CAN (Metz/FRA)
2 comments about "OL Reign signs Japanese international Yuka Momiki from Nippon TV Beleza".
  1. Eric Anderson, May 24, 2020 at 11:08 a.m.

    Another for that list
    Houston - Maegan Kelly, CAN (Florentia/ITA)

  2. R2 Dad, May 24, 2020 at 9:13 p.m.

    That was a good call on her part, choosing Japan. At 5'-0" she never would have gotten caps with the US ragardless of her ability on the ball. I much prefer watching the style of play of Japan and Spain vs the very direct nature of the US. Hopefully I can find NWSL matches to stream this year.

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