Brisbane Roar has bolstered its 2023/24 Liberty A-League squad with the signing of American goal-scorer Mia Corbin for the upcoming season.
Corbin played college football for Berkeley, University of California, for four years from 2016-2019. Seattle born and raised, in 2021 she started to play professionally with OL Reign for half a year before seeking a new experience.
In 2022, the 26-year-old spent a year in Costa Rica where she played in the Liga de Fútbol de Primera División with Alajuelense W, scoring over 20 goals to get the Golden Boot and assist them in winning the Championship.
At the end of 2022, Corbin joined Parma Calcio in Italy for six months where she scored 3 goals, made 2 assists, and 12 appearances.
The striker looks forward to coming to Brisbane after the buzz of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and pursue a new opportunity to push herself in the Liberty A-League.
“I am very excited. I’m still in a bit of shock. Australia wasn’t even on my radar and then my agent said there was an opportunity at Brisbane Roar. I thought, ‘the World Cup was just there so football is hot’. I feel like more people are getting more invested and wanting to support female sports. I am excited to be part of a new team and new environment,” Corbin said.
After her experiences in Costa Rica and Italy, she was able to gain experience from players from all around the world and continue developing as a striker.
“I was happy to be able to explore different countries and learn football from so many people from different countries and national teams. There were so many high-level players, and it was great to learn from them,” she said.
“I love that everyone loves football so much so we’re all competitive but also positive. I was able to grow in those environments because I was learning from my peers along with my coaches. I thrive the best when I’m able to work with my teammates.”
“I can already feel the goals that the club wants to achieve, and I would like to be a part of that. I’ve mentally reset and now ready to come into a new environment and push myself and learn from my peers and coaches and be the best for the season.”
Head Coach Garrath McPherson is pleased to welcome Corbin to the squad in the striker role to bring power and goal-scoring drive to the forward line.
“Mia is a goal-scorer. She is quick, strong and carries the ball well. All three are important attributes in our competition,” McPherson said.
“Mia is determined to become a better footballer. She has shown this drive through her moves abroad to chase football at a time when many took time off. This has given her experiences many of her peers don’t have. She has won a championship, won a golden boot and played professionally in two countries.”
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