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Courage purchase Japanese teen Manaka Matsukubo

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The North Carolina Courage acquired Japanese teenager Manaka Matsukubo on mortgage Thursday from Vegalta Sendai.

Terms of the deal introduced weren’t disclosed. The mortgage runs by June 2024 and the NWSL membership has an choice to make a everlasting switch.

Matsukubo, a midfielder who turns 19 on Friday, had 4 objectives and one help in 12 matches in her first professional season in Japan’s WE League.

“We are very excited to add another young talent to the team,” Courage coach Sean Nahas stated. “Manaka is one of the young up and coming talents in world football. A player with a simple approach to the game and ability to unlock opposition through the thirds. A technically proficient talent who will help add depth to our roster and continue to help prepare us for the future.”

Matsukubo’s acquisition occurred inside the summer season switch window and she is going to be part of the workforce upon receipt of a P-1 Visa.

–Field Level Media