Matildas striker signs with US outfit

Westfield Matildas striker Michelle Heyman has secured her first contract abroad after signing with US club Western New York Flash.

Heyman is only awaiting an international clearance before linking up with the National Women's Soccer League outfit for the rest of the season. 

 “It’s her first experience in America but she is experienced both internationally and at the club level, where she has done very well,” Flash coach Aaran Lines said on the club’s website.

“Australian players have come here and done very well over the last two years and we believe Michelle will be very eager to do well here in America.”

Heyman played in all five of the Matildas matches in their historic run to the quarter-finals at the recent FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

Michelle Heyman (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Vietnam.

She has scored 15 goals in just 40 appearances in the green and gold.

The 27-year-old started her career in the Westfield W-League with Sydney FC back in 2008, before a brief stint with Central Coast Mariners before joining Canberra United in 2010.

Heyman scored the winning goal in Canberra’s 2012 Grand Final success before being a part of their upset win over Perth Glory in the 2014 decider.

She is the latest member of the Matildas squad to win overseas deals following the World Cup.

Star midfielder Elise Kellond-Knight joined German club FFC Turbine Potsdam and a two-year deal, while striker Kyah Simon signed with the Boston Breakers.