December 18, 2010

Lloyd and Trotter Join Beat

Atlanta added two more players to the fold on Friday. USWNT midfielder Carli Lloyd and India Trotter were signed by the Beat.

Lloyd has been a regular starter for the national team for several years and is probably most known for her overtime goal against Brazil in the 2008 Olympics which gave the gold medal to the United States.

She was allocated to Chicago in 2008, but had a fairly disappointing season for them in 2009, scoring just two goals in 16 matches for the Red Stars. She was then signed by Sky Blue FC, but an injury put her out for most of the season, as she managed just 200 minutes of action in five matches.

Lloyd is known to have one of the most powerful shots in women's soccer. She recently celebrated her 100th cap with the USWNT in Chicago against Italy. She has scored 22 goals for the national team, with none being any bigger than the game winner in the Olympic finals.

Trotter was originally drafted by Saint Louis in the 2008 general draft, but opted not to play in WPS during the 2009 season. She did finally join Athletica for the 2010 campaign. She played sparingly for Athletica before their demise, but did start seven matches for Sky Blue after being signed midseason by the New Jersey franchise.

Trotter is multi-dimensional, able to play several positions on the field. She has played with FFC Frankfurt of the Frauen Bundesliga, after completing a very successful college career at Florida State University.