Fans shock as former United States Under-23 player Chioma Ubogagu called up to England squad

The 26-year-old is one of three uncapped players to be included in the squad as the Lionesses continue their preparations for the 2019 Women's World Cup.

Ubogagu, who was born in London to Nigerian parents, moved to Texas when she was only a child following her parents' divorce.

Now fans on Twitter share their excitement as the Orlando Pride star looks set to make her Lioness' debut, despite playing under the USA youth system.

Ubogagu started playing football at school and led Coppell High School to the Texas 5A state title in 2009 as well as her club team, D'Feeters, to two Texas-North State Cup titles.

In 2010, she was named Gatorade Texas Player of the Year before moving to Stanford University as the third-ranked recruit in the nation by Top Drawer Soccer.

Following her college career, Ubogagu was drafted by NWSL side Sky Blue FC but in February 2015, it was announced she had signed for Arsenal – the side she had supported from childhood.

After an impressive college football career, Ubogagu started her career at Arsenal

In her first Women's Super League season with the Gunners, they finished third in the league and she made her debut on April 3, scoring on 84 minutes to secure a point against Notts County.

Since her season at Arsenal, the forward has played for Houston Dash and now plays for Brisbane Roar, on loan from Orlando Pride who she signed for in January 2017.

England will take on Austria on October 8, followed by a home fixture at the New York Stadium in Rotherham against Sweden.

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