What They're Saying: Jean-Michel Aulas

"You have to accept that they're there only part of the time. That being said, they are world champions. We have to keep the American soccer market in mind. Olympique Lyonnais' ambition is to have a women's franchise rather quickly in the United States. And for us it is sort of a 'teasing' to have American players from the world championship team who play at Lyon and better build our roots in the United States. There's no guarantee, but we are in advanced negotiations with two players."

-- Jean-Michel Aulas, president of French and European champion Lyon, which won the Women's International Champions Cup on Sunday over the NWSL champion North Carolina Courage, on recruiting U.S. World Cup champion players for the second half of the 2019-20 French season even if it means they won't always be available due to national team call-ups ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. (L'Equipe in French)
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