All White Noah Billingsley signs for Christchurch United after return from US

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Former All White Noah Billingsley has signed for Christchurch United after a one-game stint with Wellington’s Waterside Karori.

Noah Billingsley.

The 24-year-old defender has returned to New Zealand after two years in the United States contracted to Major Soccer League club Minnesota United.

Though he made only one appearance for Minnesota, the club loaned him to USL Championship clubs Las Vegas Lights and Phoenix Rising.

On June 11, Wellington-born Billingsley played 31 minutes in the starting line-up for Waterside Karori in their 4-0 Chatham Cup loss to Miramar Rangers.

He then signed for Christchurch United on transfer deadline day (June 30) but was not included in coach Paul Ifill’s squad for the side’s 0-0 draw against Ferrymead Bays on Friday (July 1).

Billingsley has three full international caps, having made his debut in 2018, and he played for New Zealand in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Main photo: Billingsley playing for New Zealand at the U-20 FIFA World Cup. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

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