Manchester Metropolis Ladies have signed USA’s World Cup-winning centre-back Abby Dahlkemper on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
Dahlkemper, the third American worldwide to maneuver to Metropolis, will be part of the membership after the USWNT’s pleasant in opposition to Colombia on January 22.
The defender makes the swap to the Ladies’s Tremendous League after 4 seasons with North Carolina Braveness within the NWSL, becoming a member of worldwide team-mates Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle, who signed for Metropolis in August.
Talking about her transfer, Dahlkemper mentioned: “I’m so excited to affix Manchester Metropolis – it is a world-class membership stuffed with unbelievable gamers and I can not wait to get began.
“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 prospect to play Champions League soccer too.
“Sam [Mewis] and Rose [Lavelle] have been saying nothing however sensible issues in regards to the Membership and listening to them converse so extremely in regards to the services, 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 workforce in no matter means I can and achieve success on the sphere.”
Dahlkemper performed probably the most minutes of any outfield participant within the USA’s 2019 World Cup-winning marketing campaign and has received the SheBelieves Cup twice.
Head coach Gareth Taylor mentioned: “We’re delighted to welcome Abby to Manchester Metropolis, one other thrilling addition to our squad.
“She is a really proficient 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 workforce ethos completely.
“We’re actually wanting ahead to working along with her over the approaching seasons.”