International: Has 29 caps with England ... Has scored eight goals with the senior squad ... Played in the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup, helping to lead England to the semifinals.
Professional: Played seven games (598 minutes) for DC United Women (2012), registering six goals and two assists ... In 2011/2012, played for RCD Espanyol in Spain’s top flight La Liga Feminino ... Made 23 appearances and scored eight goals for Espanyol ... Played for the Philadelphia Independence in Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS), helping to lead the club to back-to-back WPS Championship games ... Scored in a penalty shootout loss to the Western New York Flash in the 2011 final ... In two seasons with the Independence, Sanderson appeared in 40 games (2,116 minutes) and scored eight goals ... Prior to playing in the U.S., Sanderson starrted at Arsenal, a career that spanned more than a decade ... Led Arsenal with 48 goals in 41 games in 2006/07, the season in which the team won the quadruple (Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, and UEFA Cup) ... Following season, scored a career-high 52 goals in 31 appearances for Arsenal ... After Arsenal and prior coming to Philadelphia, played two seasons for Chelsea LFC
Personal: Born Lianne Joan Sanderson ... Father Jeff played for Crystal Palace ... Joined Arsenal at the age of 9 after playing two years on boys’ teams ... In 2010, with current Breakers teammate Joanna Lohman, founded JoLi Academy, promoting women’s soccer in developing nations
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