Chicago Red Stars duo Danielle Colaprico and Sofia Huerta have been signed, on loan, by Adelaide United for the 2016/17 W-League.

Colaprico and Huerta join Red Stars teammate Katie Naughton at the Reds and, along with Brazilian international Monica, complete Adelaide's four international signings.

Since being drafted to the Red Stars in 2015, Huerta has made 40 appearances and scoring 13 goals for the 2016 NWSL semi finalists.

In the 2016 season, the forward recorded 7 goals in 21 games for the Red Stars and started in the NWSL semi final against the Washington Spirit.  Internationally Huerta was a member of the 2012 Mexican FIFA U20 Women's World Cup squad, scoring three goals in El Tricolor's campaign.


The 2015 NWSL Rookie of the Year, Colaprico's debut season earned her a call up USWNT training camp in January 2016.  Midfielder Colaprico also recorded a full season with the Red Stars and was a part of one the best midfields in the NWSL.

The box to box midfielder will provide plenty of energy and some experience to what it anticipated to be a relatively inexperienced Reds' midfield.

“I think heading over to Australia to play with Adelaide will be an excellent opportunity to keep playing at a high level in the offseason and to be in an environment where I’m not as comfortable,” said Colaprico.

“All of this will help me to continue to grow as a player and I am excited about the chance to do so.”

Colaprico and Huerta have already arrived in Australia and commenced training with Adelaide United.