Hayley Raso

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Hayley Raso
Hayley Raso Matildas.jpg
Raso playing for the Matildas
Personal information
Full name Hayley Emma Raso[1]
Date of birth (1994-09-05) 5 September 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Brisbane, Australia
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Winger/striker
Club information
Current team
Portland Thorns FC
Number 21
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Canberra United 17 (4)
2013–2014 Brisbane Roar 24 (7)
2015 Washington Spirit 9 (0)
2015–2016 Melbourne Victory (loan) 10 (1)
2016– Portland Thorns FC 42 (7)
2016–2017 Canberra United (loan) 11 (2)
2017–2018 Brisbane Roar (loan) 11 (4)
National team
2013 Australia U20 9 (5)
2012– Australia 27 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 February 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 April 2018

Hayley Emma Raso (born 5 September 1994) is an Australian soccer player, currently playing as a winger for Portland Thorns FC. She has also represented Australia since 2012, as well as playing for the under-20 side.

Raso began her senior career with Canberra United in 2011, and was part of the side that won the 2011–12 W-League. Having scored four goals in 17 league games, she switched to Brisbane Roar in August 2013.

Club career[edit]

Raso playing for Melbourne Victory, 2016
Raso with the Portland Thorns in 2016

Canberra United[edit]

Raso was invited to train with the Queensland Academy of Sport, but this did not result in her being awarded a scholarship.[2] Instead, after a successful trial, Raso signed for Canberra United during the 2011–12 W-League season.[3] She made seven league appearances for Canberra that season,[4] and was part of the squad that won the W-League following a victory over Brisbane Roar in the grand final.[2]

Raso remained with Canberra for the 2012–13 season, and scored her first senior goal in a 5–0 victory over Newcastle Jets on 27 October 2012.[5] She played for Canberra in the International Women's Club Championship, but despite scoring the second goal of her career, she was unable to prevent her team from losing 4–3 to NTV Beleza in the third-place playoff.[6] Raso ended the season having scored four goals in ten league games for Canberra.[4]

Brisbane Roar[edit]

Prior to the start of the 2013–14 season, Raso opted to return to Brisbane, and joined Brisbane Roar.[7] She made her debut for her new club against Canberra on 9 November, but was unable to prevent Brisbane from losing 3–0.[8] On 1 December 2013, she scored her first goal for Brisbane in a 4–1 victory over Western Sydney Wanderers.[9]

Washington Spirit[edit]

In June 2015, Raso was signed to the Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League upon the conclusion of the Women's World Cup.[10] She came on in the 73rd minute in her Spirit debut on 18 July 2015 against the Seattle Reign FC, helping to preserve a 3–0 victory.[11] She was waived by the Spirit in April 2016.[12]

Portland Thorns FC[edit]

Shortly after being waived by the Spirit, Raso was acquired off waivers by the Portland Thorns FC.[13] In the Thorns first four games of the 2016 season, Raso came on as a second half sub in each. She became a regular starter during the 2017 season due to a long term injury to Tobin Heath, and scored her first NWSL goal on 28 June 2017.[14] After which she scored five more goals in the regular season, and one in the playoffs to help the Thorns win the 2017 NWSL Championship. She was named 2017 MVP by the Rose City Riveters.[15]

Loan to Canberra United[edit]

On 10 October 2016, it was announced Raso would be loaned to Canberra United for the 2016–17 W-League season.[16][17]

Return to Brisbane Roar[edit]

On 21 September 2017, Raso signed a loan with Brisbane Roar for the 2017–18 W-League season.[18]

International career[edit]

In June 2012, Raso was called up to the Australian senior squad for the first time.[19] She made her debut on 24 June, in a 1–1 draw with New Zealand.[20] She was part of the Australian under-20 side at the 2013 AFF Women's Championship, and was part of the side that finished runner-up to Japan's under-23 side.[21] Following this, she returned to the senior side for the matches against China,[22] and played in the match held on 24 November.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Australia's score first.

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 12 March 2014 Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni, Cyprus  Italy 5–0 5–2 2014 Cyprus Cup
2 10 April 2018 Amman International Stadium, Amman, Jordan  Vietnam 8–0 8–0 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup



Brisbane Roar
Canberra United
Portland Thorns


  1. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 - List of Players - Australia" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 12 May 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Snubbed Raso gets sweet taste of revenge against Roar". The Canberra Times. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hayley Raso". Sport for Women. Sport Hydrant. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Hayley Raso (Canberra) W-League Football Player Profile". Yahoo! Sport Australia. Archived from the original on 9 December 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Newcastle Jets Go Down to Canberra United". Hunter Valley Football. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2013. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Page, Fleta (26 November 2012). "Late goal shatters Canberra United's dream". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Gaskin, Lee (15 August 2013). "United lose Raso, gain McLaughlin". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Brisbane Roar Women v Canberra United Women – Play-by-play commentary". Football Federation Australia. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Roar power home against Wanderers". The Women's Game. 1 December 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Australian forward Haley Raso and Nigerian defender Josephine Chukwunonye set to join Spirit after the Women's World Cup". Washington Spirit. 11 June 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Huge home crowd propels Spirit to 3–0 win over the Reign". Washington Spirit. 18 July 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "Spirit Waives Forward Hayley Raso". Washington Spirit. 11 April 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018. 
  13. ^ "Portland Thorns sign midfielder Celeste Boureille, acquire forward Hayley Raso". The Oregonian. 15 April 2016. 
  14. ^ Linehan, Meg (27 June 2017). "Christine Sinclair leads Thorns to 3-0 win over FC Kansas City". National Women's Soccer League. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  15. ^ a b Gabby (2 October 2017). "Hayley Raso Voted 2017 Rose City Riveters Player of the Year". Rose City Riveters. Retrieved 12 May 2017. 
  16. ^ "Hayley Raso heads back to Canberra United". The Women's Game. 10 October 2016. 
  17. ^ Goldberg, Jamie (20 October 2016). "Portland Thorns loan Hayley Raso, Celeste Boureille to Australian club Canberra United". The Oregonian. 
  18. ^ "Matildas' Raso returns to W-League". The World Game. SBS. 21 September 2017. 
  19. ^ Page, Fleta (15 June 2012). "Raso makes right move for Matildas". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  20. ^ "Slatyer Rescues Matildas". Australian FourFourTwo. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  21. ^ "Valiant Young Matildas fall at last hurdle". The Women's Game. 23 September 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  22. ^ "Matildas squad named for China clashes". ESPN FC. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  23. ^ "Five Things Learned: Australia v China (Game 1)". The Women's Game. 27 November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

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