Nahomi Kawasumi rejoins the Seattle Reign, who look to increase their attacking depth.
Just last week I wrote about the adjustment to the NWSL’s second transfer window and their current depth chart. At that time the Seattle Reign has used all of their allocated international spots. Thus the re-signing of international forward Nahomi Kawasumi, who played with the club in 2014 while on loan from INAC Kobe Leonessa.
NWSL and club policy is to no comment on the terms of the deal. However, it will be interesting to see if another league club traded an international roster spot to the Reign in order to acquire Homi. The other, more interesting, option is that the NWSL has modified league rules during the middle of the season to give teams additional international roster positions.
Nahomi is a proven goal scorer for both club and country, 67 and 20, respectively, and will help the Reign’s offense which has found scoring difficult at times this year. She joins Rumi Utsugi as the second new signing with World Cup winning experience. Both players should be available for the first time July 2nd, when the Reign return home to take on the Boston Breakers.
Before that the Seattle Reign return to action this coming Saturday as they travel to FC Kansas City. You can catch the match on YouTube at 4pm PT. Tell us what you think. Will the new additions help spark the Reign’s offense, and should the team look to try additional forwards in the starting lineup?