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Carli Lloyd, Christen Press involved in three team NWSL trade

Two huge faces of the U.S. Women’s National Team were in the news on Thursday as a part of a blockbuster trade in the NWSL.

Carli Lloyd has seen her drama-filled stint with the Houston Dash ended after the two-time FIFA Player of the Year was sent to Sky Blue FC. Lloyd will be joined by Canadian international Janine Beckie, who was also sent away by the Dash. The sides also swapped the #6 and #7 overall draft picks in the

Lloyd featured in 27 games over her three seasons with Houston, scoring 11 goals. She eventually signed a short-term deal with Manchester City in 2017, missing the first eight games of the NWSL season.

Beckie, the #6 selection in the 2016 NWSL Draft has yet to translate her international success with Canada over to the NWSL. In two seasons, she had five goals and three assists in 38 appearances.

Incoming to Houston from the Chicago Red Stars is Lloyd’s international teammate, Christen Press who was also part of the three-team trade. Houston also received one international roster spot in the process.

Press, 29, joins the Dash after totaling 36 goals in her last four seasons with the club. She also has 96 appearances and 44 goals with the USWNT since 2013.


  1. It’s ridiculous that NWSL dit’s not let its players agree to a trade. First off the concept of trades in soccer goes against how the industry works and goes against players movement rights. But this is even more harmful for players in the NWSL who are on such low wages.

    These players often have to go through a big process to find living arrangements. Sometimes they stay with host families. Some sign apartment leases. Then you trade them and they have no say in it? Disgraceful.

  2. I think that Houston got screwed on that deal. Press for Lloyd!!! Press is one-dimensional while Lloyd is all over the field. 2018 will be a looooooooong year for Houston.

    • Yeah, well Lloyd never showed much interest in playing with Houston. Beckie might have been excess to send but yeah, Press will help significantly more than Lloyd did while with houston.


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