USWNT star Carli Lloyd injures knee in Dash game vs. Pride

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. -- U.S. women's national team star Carli Lloyd injured her right knee in the Houston Dash's match against the expansion Orlando Pride on Saturday.

Lloyd was injured in the fourth minute of the National Women's Soccer League match at the Citrus Bowl. She played until the 14th minute, and was later seen on the sideline icing her knee and signing autographs after the game. She is set to have an MRI on the knee on Sunday.

Lloyd took to Twitter to thank her fans for the support.

Lloyd scored three goals in the first 16 minutes of the United States' 5-2 victory over Japan in the final of the Women's World Cup last summer in Canada. She was named FIFA World Player of the Year.

The U.S. women's national team has qualified for the Olympics in Brazil this summer.

Saturday's match was the home opener for the Pride and drew an NWSL-record 23,403 fans.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.