Glory land exciting US attacker Hintzen

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that highly-rated American striker Cyera Hintzen has signed on for the W-League 2021/22 Season.

The 23-year-old, who is a former USA Under-19 international, spent last season at reigning Icelandic league champions Valur for whom she impressed in both the domestic competition and Champions League.

Hintzen previously enjoyed a stellar college career at The University of Texas, being named the Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2018 having scored ten goals and claimed nine assists.

She is now relishing the prospect of unleashing her attacking talents upon the W-League as part of Head Coach Alex Epakis’ new-look Glory squad.

“Australia has always been a place that I’ve wanted to play in ever since college,” she said.

“I know the players that come out of there are well-developed and have a great experience on and off the field, so when Perth reached out, I knew it was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up.

“I’m looking forward to developing a relationship with everyone on and off the field and am excited to learn from the players and the environment around me which will help me grow in my game.

“I want to contribute in any way I can to help achieve our goals and win a Championship.”

Epakis, meanwhile, believes that Hintzen has the potential to make a major impact at W-League level.

“Cyera is a blockbuster player,” he said.

“She is an explosive poacher and her scoring ability in various scenarios is of an elite level.

“She has a proven record at Champions League level and is certainly going to make her mark as one of the most exciting attackers in the competition.

“I had been tracking Cyera for a number of months, both in the US and more recently in Europe and I am confident she will be a hit.

“She is very focused on having a great season with the club and has all the attributes to be a real success.”

Glory CEO Tony Pignata is similarly confident that Hintzen will impress in purple.

“Cyera definitely has that x-factor and we’re thrilled to have signed her,” he said.

“She will add further firepower to the exciting attacking talent which we already have in the squad and we’re all looking forward to seeing her in action.”