In 2024, Chelsea treats their star Catarina Macario from the USWNT as a valuable new addition to their team.
Emma Hayes told Chelsea‘s official website that both Catarina Macario and Maika Hamano are treated as “new signings” for the new year. Macario mentioned on Instagram about heading to the Blues’ training camp this week. Fans are excitedly anticipating her return to the pitch.
“Cat and Maika are going to feel like new signings for us.” Emma Hayes said on Catarina Macario return. “That’s why we built the squad like this. We knew there would be more games coming in the second half of the season.”
Macario joined Chelsea in 2022. However, a torn ACL in her final game with Lyon kept her sidelined for 18 months. Now, with the Paris Olympics approaching, her return to the pitch is a welcome homecoming. Hayes, recently joining the USWNT, provides Macario an ideal chance to showcase her skills and earn a spot on the roster.
The Blues face Manchester United on January 21 in the WSL season, with an FA Cup match against West Ham on January 14. Catarina Macario’s return date is unknown. But when she’s back, Chelsea gains a formidable attacker.