Washington Spirit signs Colombian star Leicy Santos – Just Women’s Sports

    The Washington Spirit have landed Leicy Santos, who will join the team after the Liga F season. 

    Santos, a midfielder for the Colombian national team, signed with the Spirit on a three-year contract. She’ll join the team after wrapping up her season with Atlético Madrid. 

    “I’m so excited to be starting a new journey in a new league with the Washington Spirit,” said Santos. “As an institution, the Spirit has been home to some top players. They are pioneers in the women’s game with an incredible owner in Michele Kang, a talented coach with Jonatan, and I’m ready to join them after finishing up my time with Atletico these next few months to see what I can do to add to the legacy.”

    In 43 appearances for Colombia, Santos has seven goals – including a memorable goal in the team’s quarterfinal loss to England at last summer’s World Cup. She also has 17 goals and 16 assists in more than 100 appearances for Atlético since joining the club in 2019. 

    Santos will now team up with Jonatan Giráldez, who is wrapping up his time with FC Barcelona and will join the Spirit in June. 

    Santos is no stranger to the States, having played for Iowa Central Community College. She won a national championship in 2015 with the team, her only year at the school before turning pro. 

    “Leicy is a phenomenal addition for this team,” team president Mark Krikorian said. “Her technical abilities on the pitch are world-class, and she has provided a winning edge to her teams at all levels.”

    “Bringing Leicy to the Spirit is an important step in taking this team forward,” Giráldez added. “She is relentless in the attacking third and can create opportunities at will with her passing. We are thrilled to have her.”

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