You probably haven't heard about the 22-year old American defener the Wanderers announced last month. 

If her breakout season i the NWSL is anything to go by, we are in for a big year watching Sam Staab for Western Sydney. 

She played all 24 matches at centre-back for Washington Spirit earlier this year as they recorded a fifth place finished. She played every single minute of Washington's season and isn't afraird to get on the end of things in attack, scoring a goal and getting an assist. 

She's already fostered a partnership with former Spirit and now Wanderers teammate Amy Harrison as Western Sydney begin a new chapter under Dean Heffernan. 

Staab will be flexing her defensive muscle when the comes up against bitter rivals Sydney FC in their derby at Bankwest Stadium in December.