US star Lloyd quick to make her mark at Manchester City

ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 25, 2017 09:50 AM
US star Lloyd quick to make her mark at Manchester City
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. England's soccer leaders want to restrict the number of foreign players in their top women's league and introduce salary caps to tackle the growing financial gulf between clubs. Manchester City's signing of FIFA world player of the year Lloyd is embraced by a governing body keen to raise the standards in its league, as is the club's decision to divert funding from the men's team to the loss-making women's setup. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

HJORRING, Denmark (AP) — U.S. captain Carli Lloyd did not need long to make an impact in the Women's Champions League with Manchester City.

The two-time world player of the year scored the only goal on her competition debut as City edged Danish side Fortuna Hjorring 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal late Thursday.

Midfielder Lloyd powered a bullet header past the Fortuna goalkeeper in the 36th minute.

Lloyd, twice an Olympic champion and scorer a hat trick in the 2015 Women's World Cup final victory, tweeted afterward: "Loved it!! Feels great to be a part of a special team. Onto the next match."

The 34-year-old Lloyd joined City last month on a three-month deal from the Houston Dash.

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