Carli Lloyd leads 4 Americans voted in World XI lineup
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 09, 2017 10:45 AM
FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, Carli Lloyd of the U.S celebrates scoring her third goal against Japan during the first half of the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. After spending her entire career playing for clubs in her homeland, the United States captain signed Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 to play for women's champion Manchester City this spring. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
GENEVA (AP) — FIFA player of the year Carli Lloyd is one of four Americans in a World XI team voted on by fellow players.
The team announced on International Women's Day by global players' union FIFPro includes goalkeeper Hope Solo, Ali Krieger in defense, Lloyd in midfield and Alex Morgan in attack.
Morgan is among five players from European champion Lyon, including all three forwards. The others are defender Wendie Renard, midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan, plus forwards Ada Hegerberg and Eugenie Le Sommer.
Marozsan and defender Leonie Maier are both 2016 Olympic gold medalists for Germany.
Five-time FIFA player of the year Marta of Brazil, and Sweden defender Nilla Fischer complete the lineup.
FIFPro says voting was by 3,200 women players in 47 countries.
Women's World XI:
Hope Solo (United States, free agent); Leonie Maier (Germany, Bayern Munich), Nilla Fischer (Sweden, Wolfsburg), Wendie Renard (France, Lyon), Ali Krieger (United States, Orlando Pride); Dzsenifer Marozsan (Germany, Lyon), Carli Lloyd (United States, Manchester City), Marta (Brazil, Rosengard); Alex Morgan (United States, Lyon), Ada Hegerberg (Norway, Lyon), Eugenie Le Sommer (France, Lyon)