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Manchester City Women Sign American Daphne Corboz

Standout American youngster signs with Manchester City's Women's team

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Following the conclusion of the FIFA Women's World Cup where Manchester City's Women Football Club (MCWFC) contributed five members to the England side that finished third in the tournament (including Captain Steph Houghton  who is pictured and goal scoring hero Lucy Bronze) the lady Blues have made a statement signing with American international Daphne Corboz. The 22 year-old Corboz was not on the United States team that won the FIFA Women's World Cup, but has been capped often by the US U-23 team and is seen by many as an exciting prospect for the full national team going forward.

Corboz who starred at Georgetown University said:

"Playing for City - a club everybody knows in the United States - is huge. Most people don't believe I'm playing for such a big club. "I think more American players will start to come to England now and the league will definitely grow. The success England Women had in the World Cup can only be beneficial for the league here."

MCWFC Manager Nick Cushing said about Corboz:

"She's a young player with real potential, a very good work ethic and she loves football so she'll fit into this squad really well.

"Daphne has really good technique and she's an aggressive attacking player - she likes to receive the ball and really drive forward and make things happen, whether that's for herself or other players."

"We'd seen her in a few of her college games and she had a really good record so she'll really improve the team in attacking areas. She's also a very fit footballer and she'll be able to play box-to-box which is something this team needs."

Corboz will make her MCWFC debut July 12th versus Birmingham City.