The Chicago Red Stars announced today they have acquired midfielder Amanda Da Costa and a natural fourth-round pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft from the Washington Spirit in exchange for a player to be named later.

“I am very excited to add Amanda to our group,” said Head Coach Rory Dames. “Besides being a terrific person, Amanda possesses the qualities we were looking for to fill our attacking midfielder role. We are excited to see what she is capable for once she has some time to work with our front line. She also knows what it takes to win a league championship as she showed in England. She is the perfect fit for what we need in this upcoming season.”

Da Costa appeared in 17 matches for the Spirit last season tallying three goals.