Powerhouse US forward added to Glory Women’s squad

Perth Glory is delighted to announce that powerhouse American forward Gabriella Coleman has been signed for the 2022-23 Liberty A-League Season.

The 24-year-old has most recently been plying her trade in Iceland with HK Kopavogur for whom she scored nine goals last season, having previously been a standout performer at collegiate level for both Mississippi State and Oklahoma State University.

Glory’s new recruit boasts an impressive sporting pedigree, with her father Marcus having enjoyed an 11-year NFL career which saw him represent the New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans and earn All-American and Hall of Fame honours.

Coleman is excited to be joining Glory for what will be her first taste of Liberty A-League football.

“I’m really looking forward to coming to Perth Glory and contributing to a team that embodies some of the same soccer philosophies that I share,” she said.

“Speaking with Head Coach Alex [Epakis], I believe that this is a great opportunity for me to grow as a player, while hopefully helping the team achieve success as well.”

Epakis believes that Coleman possesses all the attributes required to make a major impression during her maiden season in purple.

“Gabriella is a powerhouse player,” he said.

“An attacker who is very strong in open space when she is running at defenders, she also offers the flexibility in her game to link play up and play with her back to goal.

“She is a further excellent addition to our attacking options and someone whom I believe can add a level of physicality and speed to our overall balance within the squad.

“Gabriella is very hungry and determined to do well and has a fantastic growth mindset which became clear during our early conversations.

“I’m very excited to work with her.”

Further signing announcements will be made shortly.