The Flash rang in the new year on Friday by announcing the signing of South Korean midfielder Jeon Ga-eul. The 27-year old will join the Flash pending receipt of her P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate. General manager Rich Randall made the announcement.
Jeon has made 72 appearances for Korea including all four matches at the 2015 Women’s World Cup when the Taegeuk Nangja made it to the Round of 16 on their debut at the tournament. Jeon netted a goal in Korea’ 2-2 draw against Costa Rica and added an assist in a 2-1 victory over Spain that secured passage to the knockout stage.
“Jeon should make an immediate impact with our club, while also providing leadership on the field,” Randall said in a statement. “Her ability to get the ball to her teammates’ feet is impressive. Her discipline and on-field vision will be a key piece to our success this year. We are excited for her arrival this March.”
A proven goal scorer, Jeon has connected at nearly a goal every two game pace internationally, totaling 34 in her 72 appearances. At her most recent club stop Jeon has 30 goals in 98 matches for the Hyundai Steel Red Angels in the South Korean WK-League. She won a WK-League title with Suwon FMC in 2010. Jeon was named Most Valuable Player of the league that season.
The Flash roster has undergone massive changes over the last two seasons with every player who appeared for the club in 2014 having moved on. Jeon is the first acquisition since Aaran Lines stepped down as head coach last month. The coaching position remains vacant.
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