4-Nation Tourney: Organizers to honour star player, Lloyds in USA vs Nigeria tie in Austin

By Harry Awurumibe, Editor-in-Chief, Abuja

United to defend Nigeria. ..Super Falcons Capt. Asisat Oshoala, (middle) here flanked by teammates in Antalya, Turkey early in the year. She will lead the squad to Summer Series in USA.

Apparently to show how important the upcoming match between the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) and Nigeria’s Super Falcons slated for June 16 at the brand new Q2 Stadium in Austin is, the organisers  will use the occasion to honour veteran player, Carli Lloyds.

According to the tournament programme obtained by Sportsrevelation, Lloyd who earned her historic 300th cap on April 10 during USA versus Sweden match in Stockholm, will be honored for the achievement prior to the USA vs Nigeria game on June 16 in Austin.

I ‘ve done it…Veteran Carli Lloyds wheels away after scoring a goal in the last FIFA Women’s World Cup final in France. She will be honoured in the USA vs Nigeria tie in Austin on June 16.

Add to that feat, Lloyd’s next goal will be the 125th of her international career. She is currently six behind   retired forward Kristine Lilly, who is in third place on the USA’s all-time goal scoring list.

Meanwhile, Lloyds is by far the most experienced player on the roster of 23 players released by Team  USA Head Coach, Vlatko Andonovski, with 301 caps under her belt ahead of the tie against Super Falcons.
The next most experienced player in the roster is veteran defender, Becky Sauerbrunn who has chalked up 117 caps behind her with 184.
Sportsrevelation reports that the tournament tagged ‘Summer Series’ which will feature USA, Nigeria, Portugal and Jamaica will be staged in Houston and Austin, Texas  from June 10 to 16.

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