Published December 05, 2021 at 11:01:56

Melbourne Victory signs US Women’s National Team forward Lynn Williams

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Melbourne Victory is pleased to announce the signing of US Women’s National Team forward Lynn Williams for the 2021/22 Liberty A-League season.

The 28-year-old joins the Club on loan as a guest player from the North Carolina Courage in the NWSL where the American-born winger made 79 appearances for the club, scoring 41 goals.

Williams has also represented her country 45 times, most notably representing the US team in their bronze medal finish at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and returns to the Liberty A-League after a short stint with Western Sydney Wanderers in 2019/20. 

Melbourne Victory Liberty A-League Head Coach Jeff Hopkins said Williams will add another level of experience and professionalism to his Championship-winning squad. 

“We’re incredibly pleased to have someone of Lynn’s calibre joining the squad for the upcoming season,” Hopkins said. 

“Her speed and agility in the final third is what sets Lynn apart from many players at her level and to have her join our attacking line is an exciting prospect. 

“Lynn’s career in the NWSL speaks for itself, winning a range of team and individual accolades in the competition, and we believe that her winning mentality will help us in our quest for silverware this season.” 

Williams said she’s looking forward to returning to the Liberty A-League and playing with Melbourne Victory. 

“I’m thrilled to be back in Australia and joining Melbourne Victory in an exciting time for women’s football in this country,” Williams said. 

“Jeff and the girls have been the team to beat and to be joining the squad for the upcoming season is an exciting opportunity.”

Melbourne Victory can also confirm the signing of goalkeeper Sophia Varley and the elevation of Alana Murphy to a senior contract for the upcoming season. 

Williams will join the squad pending international clearance.