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Oct 19, 2017   |  6:46AM AET

Glory snap up rising star

Glory snap up rising star

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that American forward Rachel Hill has joined our Westfield W-League squad for the 2017/18 Season.

The 22-year-old enjoyed a stellar college career, scoring a remarkable 61 goals in 89 games for the University of Connecticut before joining Orlando Pride earlier this year.

And she made an instant impact for the National Women’s Soccer League outfit by finding the net eight times in just 15 games.

Those goals helped fire the Floridians to the NWSL semi-finals where they were eliminated by Portland Thorns.

A US Under-20 and Under-23 international, Hill can play anywhere across the front third and Glory Head Coach Bobby Despotovski believes that she is an excellent fit for his squad.

“Rachel is a talented young striker with a high work rate and we feel that she can help take some of the goalscoring burden off Sam Kerr’s shoulders,” he said.

“With the strengths that she has, our system should really suit her and we’re really pleased to have her on board.

“Sam [Kerr] will also be away at times during the season with the Matildas, so we’ll need cover and Rachel will certainly help provide that.”

Hill is set to join her new team-mates later this week as the countdown to the start of the new season continues.

Glory’s first fixture is an eagerly-anticipated Grand Final re-match against Melbourne City at nib Stadium on Friday 27th October and you can get your tickets by clicking here:

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