MANCHESTER, England (AP) — FIFA player of the year Carli Lloyd is joining English women’s champion Manchester City.
After spending her entire career playing for clubs in her homeland, the United States captain signed Wednesday to play for City this spring.READ MORE: Philadelphia's Fourth Of July Festivities Kick Off With Concert, Fireworks
The 34-year-old Lloyd is expected to rejoin the Houston Dash of the National Women’s Soccer League in June, although City’s statement did not mention the Texas team.
Lloyd says City is “leading the development of women’s football both on and off the pitch.”READ MORE: 2022 Wawa Welcome America Festival Guide: Road Closures, Public Transportation Information
Lloyd adds that “the chance to fulfil a long held ambition to test myself in a new footballing environment, as well as playing in the Champions League, is something I am relishing.”
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