Rachel Van Hollebeke (Buehler) signs for Japanese club Iga Kunoichi

Rachel Van Hollebeke (Buehler) signs for Japanese club Iga Kunoichi

It is reported in Japan that USA International defender Rachel Van Hollebeke (born Rachel Buehler) has signed for Iga Kunoichi.

Rachel will join the club from USA National Women’s Soccer League club Portland Thorns FC.

Van Hollebeke will be a great asset to the club, she is a strong defender with lots of club and international experience. Rachel has played in 112 games for the USWNT, her awards include winning Gold at the Beijing Olympics, runners-up at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany, and a Gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics.

Iga Kunoichi beat Kibi Univ. 2-0 in their last league fixture, take a look at their current league standings.

Source: http://www.igafc.jp/?p=8509

Thanks to Mia Montayre

3 Comments
  1. Ken Suzuki 5 years ago

    Good luck for Rachel. I also have very personal (and selfish) reason to hope Iga Kunoichi stays in the top division. Their home stadium is close to where I live!! I already lost one such convenient venue this year because Speranza Takatsuki is relegated. Come back, Takatsuki. And Rachel, help Iga to survive!!

    A bit sorry for her as she misses the opportunity to compete with her fellow Americans, Bev and Tiffany, even though they already played each other numerous times in NWSL.

    • Mia Mon 5 years ago

      Are the Australian imports still there or have they left? At least she’ll get to compete with Brit Cameron of Vegalta haha 🙂

      • Ken Suzuki 5 years ago

        All three Aussies (two Iga, one Kobe) left at the end of August and I believe they are now playing at home. Yes, but Rachel is CB which generally has the least possibility to get near to the opponent goal. Perhaps when Iga uses a corner?

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