Australian league champion Alex Chidiac signs with Racing Louisville

Racing Louisville's Alex Chidiac won a championship with her Australian club last month. (Kelly Defina/Getty Images)

Australian midfielder Alex Chidiac has signed with Racing Louisville FC for the 2022 NWSL season, with an option to re-sign with the club in 2023.

The former Atletico Madrid midfielder had a standout season in Australia’s A-League, winning the Grand Final with the Melbourne Victory. Helping the team win back-to-back Grand Finals, she earned a spot on the PFA team of the season and won the Victory Medal, awarded to the winning team’s player of the season.

On the heels of her victory, Chidiac then earned her first national team call-up since June 2021 for the upcoming friendlies against New Zealand.

The move to Racing Louisville will be her third experience playing overseas, having spent time in Spain and Japan.

“I’m really grateful for the opportunity to join Racing Louisville FC,” Chidiac said. “I’m excited to develop and learn in a new environment, and I know I’ll get the most out of myself in the amazing facilities and setup at the club.

“Upon speaking with coach Kim Björkegren and hearing about the vision of the team, I knew this would be a great fit. I can’t wait to get over there and join my new teammates and staff.”

Racing Louisville is off to a decent start in the Challenge Cup after revamping their team in the offseason, sitting third in Group C with five points after a win, a loss and two draws. They’ll next play group leader the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday, April 16.