Catarina Macarioan attacking midfielder vying for a place in United State Women’s team world Cup The team this summer, is about to change her club’s team. Macario will join Chelsea From the French side Leon after the season, According to The Athletic.
The 23-year-old former Stanford star missed the entire season due to a torn ACL last summer, which also cast doubt on her standing as a national team ahead of the 2023 Women’s World Cup. Macario is said to still be hoping to prove it to coach Vlatko Andonovski. She is fit enough to return to action, but it remains to be seen if the USWNT president will agree.
Prior to her injury, Macario scored 23 goals last season and played a key role in helping Lyon win the UEFA Women’s Champions League title in 2022. She is seen as one of the bright young stars among a new generation of talent in the USWNT with big shoes to fill. In the team that won the last two editions of the Women’s World Cup.
The USWNT had already lost a large portion of its offensive talent when Mallory Swanson suffered a torn patellar tendon in a friendly against Ireland in April. Although Macario is more of a midfielder than a striker like Swanson, her creativity and versatility could provide a much-needed boost to attacking stars and stripes in Australia and New Zealand this summer if he’s healthy.
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