Canberra United has secured a second international recruit for the coming W-League season, with the club poised to announce the signing of young American star Stephanie Ochs.
And Capital Football chief executive Heather Reid has created high expectations for incoming Dutch coach Liesbeth Migchelsen, claiming United should make the finals with the talent it has.
United finished a disappointing fifth last season, out of the finals, following its W-League title in 2011-12.
Reid said Ochs added to a strong recruitment drive, which already included another US import Lori Lindsey. United is also expected to announce a third international signing in the coming week.
''Canberra is the benchmark club of the W-League,'' Reid said.
''They're used to playing high-tempo, fast-attacking football which is what Canberra United would like to see as well.''
United has a history of signing marquee American imports, Ochs the fifth from the US to suit up with Canberra in three seasons.
Ochs joins the club from the Washington Spirit after catching the eye of by former United coach Jitka Klimkova while playing for the USA under-23 team in its Four Nations Tournament.
The speedy striker helped her team lift the trophy and was named the tournament's most valuable player on the back of some stellar performances in front of goal.
''I'm extremely excited to be coming to Australia to join Canberra United,'' Ochs said.
''I'm very thankful for the opportunity to play for the club while also experiencing everything Australia has to offer.''
Meanwhile, Canberra-born midfielder Steven Lustica will join Adelaide United on a one-year deal in the A-League.
The talented 22-year-old moves to the Reds on a free transfer after being released by his Croatian club Hajduk Split. Lustica's signature is the last piece of the puzzle to be added to United coach Josep Gombau's 23-man roster.
Lustica's signature is a major coup for United with the skilful midfielder showing his quality throughout a glittering junior career and while playing for Hajduk in the UEFA Champions League against footballing giants Arsenal and Barcelona.
Lustica spent his last season on contract with Hajduk on loan to Brisbane Roar in 10 appearances.