U.S. Soccer
Women's National Team

Yael Averbuch

Midfielder Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

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  • Hometown

    Upper Montclair, N.J.

  • Club

    Washington Spirit

U.S. National Team – 2012: Did not play in a U.S. WNT match …  2011: Played in three matches off the bench, all at Four Nations Tournament in China … Traveled to the Algarve Cup in Portugal, but did not see action … 2010: Saw the most action of her national team career, playing in 10 matches while starting five and scoring one goal, that coming off a direct free kick against Costa Rica in the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament … Played in three matches during Women’s World Cup qualifying, starting two … 2009: Earned her third senior team cap when she was called upon to start at outside midfield against Germany in the USA’s 1-0 victory in October in Augsburg, which was her only match of the year and first career start … She had the cross that eventually led to the game-winning goal from Abby Wambach in that match … 2007: Earned her first two senior team caps, coming off the bench in two matches at the Four Nations Tournament in China, playing against England and China … Youth National Teams: Played for the USA at every level of the youth national teams … Played for the U.S. U-23s in 2008, captaining the USA to a Nordic Cup title in Sweden … Played on the U-16 WNT in 2002 and U-17 WNT in 2003 before joining the U-19 WNT in 2003 … Finished her U-19 career with 15 caps and two goals … A member of the U.S. team that finished third at the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Cup in Thailand, where she played in two matches … Started three of the five matches at CONCACAF qualifying in Canada, scoring two goals with one assist … First Appearance: Jan. 28, 2007, vs. England ... First Goal: Nov. 1, 2010, vs. Costa Rica.

Professional / Club2012: Signed with Göteborg FC in the Swedish First Division in September of 2012 and played in 16 total matches (10 in the Damallsvenskan, four Champions League matches and two Swedish Cup matches), starting 15 of those games … She scored seven goals, six in the Damallsvenskan and one in Champions League against Fortuna Hjørring of Denmark ... 2011: Had a brief stint in Russia with WFC Rossiyanka after the end of the 2011 WPS season, joining the team for the quarterfinal of the UEFA Champions League … She made two appearances against Germany's Turbine Potsdam in the Champions League before returning to the USA … Signed with the Western New York Flash in WPS and played in 14 matches, helping the squad to the championship in the final year of the league … She converted the fifth penalty in the shootout that turned out to be the winning kick when Ashlyn Harris saved the Philadelphia Independence’s fifth attempt … 2010: Played in 23 games for Sky Blue FC, starting 19 and scored one goal, that coming off a spectacular full volley … 2009: Taken in the first round, fourth overall, of the 2009 WPS Draft by her home state Sky Blue FC … Started 14 of the 18 games she played for SBFC … Didn’t score a goal, but helped the team to a fourth-place finish during the regular season and then played a key role in the Cinderella run to the WPS championship … Played every minute of all three playoff matches … Youth: Played for the Under-10 and Under-11 Monclair Kangaroos … Played on boys’ teams the next three years with the Under-12 and Under-13 Montclair Mavericks and the Under-14 Ramapo Wildcats … Joined the U-18 World Class club team at the age of 15 and played for them until she left for college … Won the Orange Classic with World Class in 2002, and were the 2003 state cup champions and regional semifinalists … In 2004 U-18s, World Class won state and regional titles … Was the youngest player ever to play with W-League, when she played with the NJ Stallions at the age of 14.