ALW ‘keeper Aquino departs club to complete United States move

Perth Glory can confirm that Liberty A-League goalkeeper Morgan Aquino has departed the club to take up an opportunity in the United States.

The 22-year-old started every game last season to take her career tally of Glory appearances to 41 and in addition to being named ALW Goalkeeper of the Year, also claimed the club’s Players’ Player and Members’ Player of the Year Awards.

Ahead of her international move, the former Australia Under-20 international acknowledged how much her time with Glory meant to her at a personal level.

“There’s no greater honour than playing for my hometown team,” she said.

“I’m super-proud to be able to play in front of my family and friends each week.

“Thank you to all my teammates over the past years.

“You’ve inspired me to be better every day and thank you also to all the Perth Glory staff who have helped grow this club and the game.”

Glory CEO Anthony Radich, meanwhile, was full of praise for the departing goalkeeper.

“Morgan has served the club extremely well for a number of years, has worked tirelessly to improve her game and thoroughly deserves this great opportunity that has presented itself in the U.S.,” he said.

“On behalf of everyone associated with Perth Glory, I would like to thank her for her efforts and wish her all the very best in the next stage of her football journey.”

Further ALW squad and coaching announcements will be made shortly.