Carli Lloyd could wind up playing with Manchester City. (Photo by Brad Rempel/USA Today Sports)
It appears two-time FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd is heading to England. More specifcially, Manchester, England, as in Manchester City.
According to Jonathan Tannenwald of Philly.com, the U.S. women’s national team standout has received an offer to play with Man City, according to a source. Lloyd also is likely to take it, Tannenwald said.
The 32-year-old Lloyd played with the Houston Dash during the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League season, scoring six goals in 17 appearances.
Regardless how she fares in England, Lloyd already has forged her place in soccer history. She tallied back-to-back game-winning goals in consecutive Olympic gold-medal finals (2008 and 2012) and was the key play in the United States’ march to the 2015 Women’s World Cup crown in Canada. She recorded a hat-trick in the 5-2 triumph over Japan in the championship game.
If she signs on the dotted line with Man City, Lloyd will become the third U.S. national team player to move to England this year. Rockville Centre, N.Y. native Crystal Dunn inked a deal with Chelsea and retired international Heather O’Reilly joined Arsenal. Neither player will return to the NWSL this season.
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