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Carli Lloyd at Man City
« on: February 16, 2017, 06:20:01 AM »

It's gonna be the best Spring Series 2017 ever...

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English league champions Manchester City Women have signed World Cup-winner and Fifa World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd on a short-term deal.

The United States midfielder, 34, has scored 96 goals in 232 international appearances, including a 13-minute hat-trick in the 2015 World Cup final.

She joins the Women's Super League One club for the 2017 Spring Series, which begins in April and ends on 3 June.

Her deal also includes City's Women's Champions League and FA Cup campaigns.


A surprise development, and hopefully a positive one for the English game.

You'd imagine it'll help the crowds for this not-quite-a-season that's coming up – more people taking the chance to see her in action around the country. And there's the possibility of Lloyd and Alex Morgan meeting on opposing sides in the CL.

More about Lloyd's career here - http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38971354

And an interview from today:

'They take the women's side seriously': Why Carli Lloyd chose Manchester City | FourFourTwo
www.fourfourtwo.com/us/features/carli-lloyd-interview-manchester-city-signing-uswnt-transfer-news



Lloyd playing for the U.S. in 2015
(pic: Noah Salzman)

And apparently, my theory of "emigrating rather than share a country with Trump" is dead wrong:

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Fellow United States Women's National Team stars Alex Morgan and Crystal Dunn also opted for Europe this year. Heather O'Reilly signed with Arsenal last month.

Morgan is on a six-month loan to Olympique Lyonnais, while Dunn joined Chelsea FC.

Lloyd, 34, has a short-term deal with Manchester City, which allows her to return to the Houston Dash on June 1 for National Women's Soccer League [NWSL] play.
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US boss [Jill] Ellis, who was born in England, has encouraged American players to experience European football in a year when there are no major tournaments. It comes at a time when US players are in a pay dispute with the national federation, but [Kelly] Smith believes it has more to do with the quality of the football on offer in Europe.

"The game in America can often be quite back to front and long ball, but players are more technical in Europe and nowhere more than in the Champions League so players want to sample that," she says.

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Re: Carli Lloyd at Man City
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 02:16:04 PM »
Who does not love marketing signings  ;)

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Re: Carli Lloyd at Man City
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 09:35:39 AM »
speaking of marketing, who is responsible for marketing SSE Women's FA Cup ties on the FAWSL and FAWSl clubs websites? Playing the spot the cup ties in the fixture list game....

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Re: Carli Lloyd at Man City
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 11:11:34 AM »
speaking of marketing, who is responsible for marketing SSE Women's FA Cup ties on the FAWSL and FAWSl clubs websites? Playing the spot the cup ties in the fixture list game....
Someone has replaced Lowri at the Fa but I don't know who he/she is ?

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Re: Carli Lloyd at Man City
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2017, 06:30:59 AM »
Who does not love marketing signings  ;)

No, no, no, it can't be one of those. It's more like a marketing loan really. But "signed" sounds nicer.

The whole thing will be hyped to the hilt, of course it will. (She's a motivational speaker! She's a steely-eyed assassin) But perceptions are important – her name recognition should boost the English league's reputation at home and abroad. May even improve it in other ways. The fact that she's not staying long / shouldn't be POTY / gets injured in game 1, that stuff is more easily forgotten. At this point (with all the bad news around the league), City's vanity move is probably at least as useful as whatever the FA's next scheme will be.