Two-time FIFA Participant of the 12 months Carli Lloyd is rejoining NJ/NY Gotham FC as a minority proprietor six months after retiring from the sport.
The Nationwide Girls’s Soccer League introduced the transfer Wednesday. The New Jersey native joins an possession group led by Gov. Phil Murphy and his spouse, Tammy. The opposite minority house owners are Kristin Bernert, Karen Bryant and Ed Nalbandian.
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“As my house membership, Gotham FC has all the time been near my coronary heart,” Lloyd stated. “It’s an honor to start this new chapter of my soccer profession surrounded by people who find themselves dedicated to creating this the most effective membership and league on this planet.”
Lloyd joined Gotham FC, beforehand generally known as Sky Blue FC, in 2018. She performed three seasons till her retirement after the 2021 season.
Lloyd made 100-plus NWSL regular-season appearances and performed 316 instances for the U.S. ladies’s nationwide staff, successful two World Cups (2015, 2019) and two Olympic gold medals (2008, 2012). The previous Rutgers star had 134 objectives for the nationwide staff, the third most in its historical past. She was named FIFA Participant of the 12 months in 2015 and 2016.
“When Carli retired final season, we all the time envisioned her remaining part of Gotham FC, and we’re thrilled to make that imaginative and prescient a actuality,” stated Tammy Murphy, membership chair of the staff. “Her distinctive perspective as a former participant and world champion will likely be an amazing asset as we proceed to push this membership ahead.”
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Lloyd will act as a marketing consultant and adviser to Gotham FC to assist enhance the membership’s profile in native, nationwide and worldwide markets.