Sources: Averbuch to Atlanta

Jeff Kassouf January 4, 2012 2

Multiple sources have confirmed that midfielder Yael Averbuch has signed with the Atlanta Beat for the 2012 WPS season.

Averbuch played for the Western New York Flash in 2011, tallying two assists in 13 games en route to the Flash lifting the championship trophy. She spent significant time in U.S. national team training camp last year but ultimately fell short of making the U.S. World Cup roster.

Averbuch played for Sky Blue FC in 2009 and 2010, playing 41 games for the team that drafted her No. 4 overall in the 2009 WPS Draft. She scored one goal in her time in New Jersey.

The Beat have not made any official announcement, but Atlanta is expected to announce the signing of U.S. national team players on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Jenna Pel reported on Dec. 30 that U.S. national team defender Rachel Buehler has joined the Beat.

Atlanta also made official on Wednesday the signing of Lauren Fowlkes as well as the re-signing of midfielder Angela Salem and defender Katherine Reynolds, who played every minute for Atlanta in 2011.


  • Ashley

    Don’t look now, but the Beat actually have a decent team, and good for them. Now all they need is a goalkeeper to sign with them I guess. Wonder if Lipsher will resign after toughing it out and being fantastic for them last year. Or did I hear something about Val Henderson joining Atlanta? Anything on Chalupny? She was the team’s best asset.

    • Jeff Kassouf

      Val Henderson looks likely to go to Atlanta, as we reported last week. Chalupny is headed to Philadelphia per other reports.