Manchester City Women have signed USA international and World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd.
The 34-year-old joins from Houston Dash, having played in the US throughout her career to date.
Lloyd scored a hat-trick in the 2015 World Cup final to help USA beat Japan 5-2, while she has also won two Olympic golds in 2008 and 2012.
World Cup winner ✔️
2 Times FIFA Women’s Player of the Year ✔️
Double Olympic Gold Champion ✔️
— Man City Women (@ManCityWomen) February 15, 2017
Speaking to CityTV,Carli Lloyd explains her decision to join Manchester City…
“I’m thrilled to be here and I’m looking forward to starting up and meeting teammates,” she said.
“This is a unique opportunity and I couldn’t be prouder to be part of the club here in Manchester. I’m looking forward to kicking off.
“I’m always looking for different challenges. I always want to continue to get better and look for ways where I am going to be able to push my game. Coming here and being part of City is going to do that.
“It’s definitely an unbelievable opportunity to be able to compete in the Spring Series, the FA Cup and most importantly, the Champions League.”