USWNT star Christen Press has become first player to sign with Angel City FC, and team board members (including Natalie), welcomed the soccer player to the new club in a video. The twitter link is after the jump:
Press is a two-time World Cup winner with the USWNT and is ninth on the all-time goal-scoring list with 64 goals in 155 appearances. After spending the last year at Manchester United, where she scored four goals in 14 appearances, and earning a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, Press will now head home to Los Angeles as the expansion club’s star attraction, and she’ll do so in lucrative fashion. According to LA Times , her deal with Angel City is for two seasons and an option for a third. In total, the value of the deal could be about $550,000, which is substantial in NWSL terms.