Beverly Goebel Re-signs with Japanese Power Club INAC Kobe Leonessa

Beverly Goebel-Yanez and INAC Kobe have agreed to terms for her to play for the club in 2013 season. Goebel-Yanez played with the club in 2012 after the suspension of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) league on January 30, 2012.

In her 2012 stint with INAC Kobe, Goebel-Yanez was a productive player. Primarily playing as a center-forward, Goebel-Yanez scored 13 goals in 17 competitive matches including 2 goals at the first International Women's Club Championship.

Prior to her time with INAC, Goebel-Yanez, played two seasons in the WPS league with the Washington Freedom in 2010 and Western New York Flash in 2011. Goebel-Yanez was a standout collegiate player for the University of Miami, starting 51 times in 53 games for the Hurricanes.

“I am very excited to re-sign with INAC Kobe for the 2013 season. I learned a lot from the club and players, and for that I am thankful. I not only enjoyed the possession style of soccer, but I have a huge amount of respect for the Japanese culture. It is difficult, at times, being so far away from family and friends, but I truly love the sport and I want to do all I can to continue to improve in as many different aspects of my game, as I can. I hope I am able to positively impact the team this year and I will work my hardest to do so.” said Goebel-Yanez

In regards to the signing, Faudlin Pierre, Goebel-Yanez’s agent said, “I am really proud of Beverly. She has really come a long way in her professional career. INAC Kobe is literally a top five club in women’s football. The team she played with last year boasted of seven Japanese Women National Team players who won the 2011 Women’s World Cup, including 2011 FIFA’s Women’s World Player of the Year, Homare Sawa. Beverly did not only play with some of the best in the world but she played very well. Her signing is a testament of her hard work.”

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