14 April 2020

'I'm the most English player there is but I can't to play in the Florida sun,' says Jade Moore of her move to NWSL

England midfielder Jade Moore has said her move to National Women's Soccer League side Orlando Pride will be a 'challenge'.

Moore, 29, is moving to the States from Women's Super League side Reading, who she has played for since 2017.

Pride have Brazilian star Marta Vieira da Silva and US soccer stars Ali Krieger, Ashlyn Harris and Alex Morgan in their ranks and Moore has said that was one of the main reasons behind her move.

"You're training with the best players, day in, day out. I'm looking forward to learning. No matter what age you are, you can always learn new things.

"That's another inviting thing for me, hopefully sharing my experiences and them sharing theirs with me.

"Marta seems a character already, so I'm really looking forward to getting to know her and playing with her. Hopefully what I can bring to the table will help her deliver her strengths as well," she told BBC Sport.

If those players weren't challenge enough, Moore is excited to play in the humid environment Florida has to offer.

"I feel like I've been in the WSL so long now it's not scratching that itch for me any more.

"I wanted a fresh challenge. What that league brings is travel, heat, humidity, elevation - it's going to be so far away from what I've experienced.

"I'm the most 'English player' I think there is. I love to play in the rain, wet. I'd take wind over sun. But at key tournaments, weather is one of those things that zaps your energy, and it'll be quite nice to test myself in probably the worst place for heat and humidity going."

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