Carli Lloyd awaits MRI on injured knee

The Orlando Pride broke an NWSL attendance record when it drew 23,403 fans for its 3-1 win over the Houston Dynamo, but the game was marred by a knee injury to U.S. national team co-captain Carli Lloyd. She will have an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of the injury.



The injury came in the fifth minute of the game, and Lloyd was not so seriously injured that she had to leave the game immediately. She ran up to block Orlando defender Laura Alleway's clearance but landed awkwardly on her left foot as she blocked the ball with her right foot and immediately fell to the turf in pain.

But after staying in the game for about a minute, she left to receive treatment and was subbed out in the 12th minute.



Since Lloyd became an integral part of the national team  in 2007, she has suffered only one major injury, a broken ankle in 2010 while playing for Sly Blue FC in WPS.

Orlando broke the record of 21,144 fans set by the Portland Thorns twice in 2015 when they sold out Providence Park.

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