Orange Blue Sport has conformed in a Facebook post that Lady Andrade has signed to play with the Western New York Flash. The Equalizer first reported on Friday that the 23-year old Colombian midfielder was close to a deal with the fifth-place NWSL side.
Andrade has already played in two World Cups and an Olympics for Colombia. At the recent World Cup in Canada she was the lone Colombian to score two goals. Her 19th minute strike against France lifted Colombia to its most famous women’s soccer win, a shocking, 2-0 upset over France. That win carried Colombia out of the group stage for the first time where they lost narrowly to the United States in the Round of 16. Andrade stirred the waters before that match saying that Colombia would win because the U.S. players talk too much.
In another controversial moment for Andrade she punched Abby Wambach in the face during a group game at the 2012 Olympics. She was not carded for the incident but received a two-match ban after the fact.
Now Andrade will be joining one of those players, defender Whitney Engen, on the Flash.
Andrade has nine international goals in 45 appearances for Colombia. She will be the 54th World Cup player in NWSL.
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