ATLANTA, GEORGIA—American soccer phenom Olivia Moultrie, 15 made history on Wednesday as the youngest National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).
Moultrie got the record after she signed a three-year deal with the Portland Thorns one of the teams in the NWSL.
The soccer phenom is very happy with the deal and she cannot wait to begin playing for the Thorns soon.
“And for that to finally be here, for me to take that next step and just continue to grow as a player like I said multiple times it’s just very exciting and I know this is where I’ll be able to grow the most,” Moultrie told the media.
Thorns officials are also very happy with the official signing of Moultrie whom they considered as a very talented soccer player and the future of the team.
“We are pleased to have Olivia join our team,” said Gavin Wilkinson, Thorns general manager and president of soccer.
“For this club to have the commitment and vision to sign a young, talented player that we really believe in is immense. Olivia has continued to grow and push forward throughout her time here and has taken every challenge and turned it into an opportunity,” Thorns head coach Mark Parsons said.
The Thorns acquired the rights to Moultrie from OL Reign, the first team on the NWSL Discovery Priority list, in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2022 NWSL Draft.