Alexandra Huynh has spent the past few years wandering from Liverpool to Colorado to Alabama.
Now, the 23-year-old has wandered back to where it all began: the Western Sydney Wanderers.
The Sadleir resident has spent the past four years playing and studying at the University of Colorado and Troy University in Alamaba.
The defender played 12 games as part of the Wanderers’ inaugural W-League season in 2012 before playing in the US College System.
“It was so competitive over there. You trained all year round and so many girls play in America so every game is so intense,” she said.
“It was an amazing experience but I’m glad to be back at the Wanderers.”
Huynh, who represented Australia at junior age levels, has returned from America with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Human Services and a desire to play good football. She said she wanted to help the Wanderers to a top four finish this season.
They opened their campaign with a 2-1 loss to the Newcastle Jets on Sunday.
So what’s it like to pull on the red and black jersey again?
“I love it. Who doesn’t want to play for the Wanderers? We have the best fans in the world,” she said.
“The vibe is good among the group and we are all on the same page.”
The Wanderers play their round two match against Adelaide at Marconi Stadium on Friday. Kick-off: 7.30pm.