Catarina Macario, thought-about among the best prospects for the US ladies’s nationwide group in years, has signed with European champions Lyon.
The 21-year-old has been on the radar of massive golf equipment for a number of years and gained the Hermann Trophy, awarded to the most effective males’s and girls’s school soccer gamers, in 2018 and 2019. She determined to depart Stanford one yr early with the intention to flip skilled after scoring 63 targets in 68 video games for the college.
“It’s a pleasure to start out my skilled profession at OL and to seek out myself surrounded by the most effective gamers on this planet,” Macario stated. “OL characterize victories, titles, trophies and I can’t wait to reach in Lyon and be a part of this group.
“I do know a whole lot of American gamers have worn this jersey earlier than me. It’s a nice delight to have the ability to perpetuate this heritage and to have the ability to contribute to the success of the group. I hope I can progress to develop into a greater participant.”
Macario was born in Brazil however moved to the US on the age of 12 to pursue her soccer profession. She is eligible to characterize each nations however is presently coaching with the US and is anticipated to make her debut quickly.
Macario’s transfer is a blow to the US home soccer scene as there have been hopes she would start her skilled profession within the NWSL.