SCOTLAND central defender Rachel Corsie hopes to celebrate her dream move to Seattle Reign by watching Aberdeen beat Dundee United at Hampden this afternoon.

The 25-year-old, who has been a Dons fan all her life, will join fellow Scottish internationalist Kim Little and former Glasgow City team-mate Jess Fishlock at the American NWSL side. Seattle dominated the league last season but lost the play-off final to FC Kansas City.

"I'm really excited," said Corsie, who makes the move after one season with Women's Super League side Notts County. "It's a challenge that I need at this stage of my career."

Corsie, who has scored 13 goals in her 70 games for Scotland, also had an offer from Swedish side Gothenburg, which she admits was hard to turn down. "It's a great club in a lovely city - and there's a bit of history with Aberdeen there too," she said.

"I had two very good offers and I had to pick one. Obviously spoke to Kim and Jess before I made my decision and it certainly won't be a negative that they're already at the club.

"The league in America is physically very demanding and I feel that is something I need to improve me as a player. I don't go with the expectation of being a regular starter because I know I'll have to work hard and earn it. From all angles it is an exciting move."

Seattle coach Laura Harvey said: "Rachel is a terrific player who will bring depth and experience to our backline. She will make the entire defensive unit stronger by providing us with the flexibility we lacked season.

"We are excited to have her at the club and know she will make an impact."

Corsie has been using some of her time between clubs to take in matches at Pittodrie and she said: "It's nice to see Aberdeen doing well because I spent a few years going to games when they were at the other end of the table.

"I think it will be tight against Dundee United, but I'm going to go with Aberdeen."

The former Glasgow City captain, along with Little, is in the Scotland squad to play Northern Ireland in Belfast a week on Sunday - as is Julie Fleeting, who could make her first international appearance since 2011.