French international midfielder Claire Lavogez has signed with the Kansas City Current on a deal that runs through the 2023 season with an option for 2024, the team announced Wednesday.
Lavogez will be available when the team plays the Orlando Pride on July 31.
⚠️ Caution— we got a good one ⚠️@clairelavogez is a great asset to our squad and we can’t wait to welcome her into the fam.#TealRising | #Water💧 pic.twitter.com/GZ1Gq3763q— KC Current (@thekccurrent) July 20, 2022
⚠️ Caution— we got a good one ⚠️@clairelavogez is a great asset to our squad and we can’t wait to welcome her into the fam.#TealRising | #Water💧 pic.twitter.com/GZ1Gq3763q
“We are thrilled to welcome Claire to Kansas City,” general manager Camille Levin Ashton said. “Her incredible vision and play making ability along with her time playing at an international level will bring a wealth of experience to this team. Her signing is just one more indication that Kansas City has become a destination for women’s players from around the globe. We’re excited to see Claire out on the pitch.”
A French national teamer, Lavogez has three goals in 35 caps for France, which includes the 2015 FIFA World Cup, the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2017 Women’s European Championships.
She spent time with Olympique Lyonnais from 2015 through 2018 before going on loan to Fleury. While with Lyon, Lavogez won the UEFA Champions League title in the 2016-17 season, scoring goals in both legs of the team’s Round of 16 win over Zurich. After that, she signed with Bordeaux and has been with the team ever since, tallying 15 goals and 14 assists.
“I am so excited to be in Kansas City and to play with this team,” said Lavogez. “Everyone here wants to be the best in the world, from the players to the staff and ownership. I can’t wait to get started.”
Kansas City is currently fifth in the league standings with a 5-3-4 record. One of the league’s best teams of late, they’re 4-1-0 in their last five, having not lost a match since May.