Angel City signs Amandine Henry

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Angel City bolsters their midfield by adding French star Amandine Henry.

LOS ANGELES — More reinforcements are coming for Angel City. After they signed forward Scarlett Camberos and midfielder Julie Ertz during the season, they added midfielder, Amandine Henry. 

Angel City signed Henry to a three-year contract with the option for one more year. She can join the club when the transfer window opens on June 28, entering a midfield with Savannah McCaskill, Madison Hammond, and Ertz.

“I enjoyed my previous seasons [2016 and 2017] in the NWSL because of the level of play, the dedication of the fans and great teammates, so I am excited to now be a part of Angel City,” Henry said. “I can’t wait to be a part of a new team, help write history, and win with the club.”

Henry most recently played for Olympique Lyonnais in the Division 1 Féminine, where she won the Division 1 Féminine 14 times, the Coupe de France nine times, and the UEFA Women’s Champions League seven times. 

Henry also has NWSL experience, as she played for the Portland Thorns in 2016 and 2017. During her time with the Thorns, the club won the NWSL Championship and NWSL Shield. 

In addition to the top flights of American and French football, Henry has played on the French national team, scoring 13 times in 93 appearances. With them, she played in two World Cups as well. 

“Amandine [Henry] is a player who has competed at the highest and most competitive levels,” said Angel City general manager Angela Hucles Mangano. “She has led for both her club and country. Her quality of football performance and commitment to the success of our team will make her an invaluable part of our roster.”

Henry’s role with Angel City is still unclear, and it will likely take some time for her to acclimate to the club’s system. However, her previous NWSL experience should help ease the transition.