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Sky Blue FC signs Lloyd

Somerset, NJ (Sports Network) - Defending Women's Professional Soccer champion Sky Blue FC announced on Monday that it has agreed to terms with United States international midfielder Carli Lloyd, who joins the team after spending her first season in WPS with the Chicago Red Stars.

"Carli Lloyd is an exciting addition to our team," Sky Blue FC head coach Pauliina Miettinen commented. "Carli will be strengthening our midfield with her tremendous work ethic. She is a person willing to do extra on the field and stay after practice. That is the kind of person we want on this team."

Lloyd earned her first two caps with the national team in 2005 and then made the first two starts of her national team career at the 2006 Algarve Cup. The following year, Lloyd earned MVP honors at the 2007 Algarve Cup and also played in her first FIFA Women's World Cup.

"I am very excited to be part of Sky Blue FC and to be playing with so many players that I already know so well from being teammates on the national team," said Lloyd. "When you have that kind of familiarity, it really translates onto the field, and I can't wait to get started!"

Lloyd made 14 starts for Chicago last season, scoring two goals and assisting on another.

10/19 15:39:30 ET

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