17 Jan USWNT defender Dahlkemper joins Man Metropolis from North Carolina Braveness
USWNT World Cup winner and three-time NWSL champion Abby Dahlkemper has joined Manchester Metropolis from North Carolina Braveness on a two-and-a-half yr deal, the membership confirmed on Saturday.
The American facet will retain her Nationwide Girls Soccer League rights as a part of the deal.
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Dahlkemper joins USWNT teammates Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis at Metropolis.
“With all of the expertise within the FAWSL, I do know that every recreation will current a brand new problem and the chance to develop each as a participant and as an individual in England goes to be wonderful, alongside having the possibility to play Champions League football too,” she stated in an announcement.
“Sam [Mewis] and Rose [Lavelle] have been saying nothing however sensible issues in regards to the membership and listening to them communicate so extremely in regards to the amenities, the workers and the gamers in addition to their expertise of a brand new technical and tactical problem is one thing that was actually interesting to me.
“I simply cannot wait to recover from and assist the team in no matter method I can and achieve success on the sphere.”
The centre-half joins Metropolis after spending 4 seasons with North Carolina Braveness. Throughout her time there she was named within the leagues Greatest XI thrice and was voted the NWSL’s Defender of the 12 months in 2017.
Dahlkemper has performed 62 occasions for the USWNT and gained quite a few trophies with them together with the 2019 World Cup and the SheBelieves Cup in 2018 and 2020.
“She is a really gifted defender who has been profitable each domestically and internationally — along with her want and starvation for victory, we all know she’ll match into our team ethos completely,” Metropolis head coach Gareth Taylor stated in an announcement.
“We’re actually wanting ahead to working along with her over the approaching seasons.”