Ladies’s World Cup winner Yuki Nagasato is becoming a member of Japanese males’s membership Hayabusa Eleven on mortgage from the Chicago Purple Stars within the NWSL.

The lads’s group performs in an newbie regional league that’s a number of ranges under the nation’s high professional soccer league, the J-League.

Nagasato, who received the Ladies’s World Cup with Japan in 2011, joined Chicago in 2017 after enjoying in a number of different leagues. The Purple Stars stated in a press release that Nagasato’s mortgage will finish previous to the 2021 NWSL preseason.

Sending a message

“I need to get the message out to the ladies who’re enjoying soccer with the boys that girls can be part of the boys’s group and problem themselves,” Nagasato stated Thursday.

Nagasato stated she is trying ahead to enjoying for a group in her hometown of Atsugi, which is positioned close to Yokohama simply southwest of Tokyo.

“Truthfully talking, I do not know the way nicely I can play on the boys’s group, however I’ll do my finest to take advantage of my expertise,” she stated. “My efficiency and conditioning are getting higher as I get extra skilled. That is good timing for me and I am actually trying ahead to this problem.”

Rapinoe’s affect

Nagasato stated she was influenced by American participant Megan Rapinoe.

“It was very inspiring to listen to the social message about gender inequality and different messages that Rapinoe was making an attempt to ship throughout the [2019] World Cup,” Nagasato stated. “So I’ve been fascinated by how I can do the identical.”

It was her older brother Genki, a former J-League participant who performs for Hayabusa, who helped his sister be part of the group.

“For over a decade she’s been telling me that her final dream is to play in a males’s group,” Genki Nagasato stated. “So, as an older brother, I wished to assist my sister obtain her dream.”


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