Racing Louisville FC announced Monday that it had signed defender Satara Murray, having previously claimed her NWSL playing rights by adding her to the discovery list.
Murray, a member of the Jamaican national team, most recently played for Bristol City FC in England. Prior to that, Murray played with Kolbotn in Norway. And this will not be Murray’s first stint in the NWSL, as she spent the 2019 season with the Houston Dash.
She will be available for selection after the transfer window opens on June 1.
“Satara comes in with a lot of club experience,” said Racing coach Kim Björkegren. “She is a physical and strong center back. She is quick and not easy to beat one-on-one.”
During the 2021-22 FA Women’s Championship campaign, Murray appeared in 22 matches for Bristol City, helping the club finish third in the league. The club also reached the fourth round of the FA Cup as well as the FA Women’s League Cup final, where it lost to Liverpool.
Originally born in New York, Murray grew up in Texas before going to North Carolina for college. While there, she won a NCAA championship with the Tar Heels and was a two-time All-American. After graduation, she played four seasons at Liverpool, including three alongside current Louisville captain Gemma Bonner.
“I’m so excited to be here and hope to bring a championship home to Louisville,” Murray said. “It’s a great team and a great club with great facilities. I’m excited to get started.”