Reds sign American import Brooks


Adelaide United Women is delighted to announce the signing of experienced United States defender, Amber Brooks, for the upcoming Westfield W-League 2018/19 season.

The 27-year-old joins on loan from National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) club, Houston Dash and boasts an impressive pedigree, having spent the past five seasons plying her trade in the American top-flight as well as two stints in Europe.

Brooks, predominantly a defender, is also capable of operating in midfield, with her versatility providing multiple options for Head Coach, Ivan Karlović.

Brooks has amassed over 60 appearances with Houston since 2016 and was also previously on the books of fellow NWSL sides Seattle Reign and Portland Thorns.

Following a successful college career with North Carolina Tar Heels, the Indiana native, signed with German giants Bayern Munich in January 2013.

She bagged a combined nine goals in 27 matches over two separate spells in Germany.

Brooks has been capped once by her country which occurred against Brazil in 2013.

Speaking on the arrival of Brooks, Karlović said: “Amber arrives in the squad with a wealth of experience having played at the highest level in the United States for the last five years.

“This is, of course, not to mention her time in Germany and her cap for the United States national team, all of which proving just how much quality she boasts. 

“She’s a fantastic player and reads the game expertly as a defender or in midfield.  

“Amber’s leadership qualities and knowledge of the game will also be extremely beneficial to us throughout the year.”