Lloyd Yaxley was appointed as the goalkeeper coach for the Orlando Pride on Jan. 27, 2017.
In his first season with the Pride, Yaxley coached Orlando goalkeeper trio of Ashlyn Harris, Aubrey Bledsoe and Caroline Stanley to a winning season with a record of 11-7-6. Under his coaching, the Pride goalkeeping corps earned nine NWSL Save of the Week awards and posted four shutouts.
Yaxley joined the Pride after four seasons with the Washington Spirit where he oversaw the development of Harris from 2013-15 and helped the team qualify for the postseason in each of the three seasons. In 2016, Yaxley coached Spirit goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé, who went on to win a bronze medal with Canada at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Prior to joining Washington, Yaxley was a coach for D.C. United Women and also served as the Director of Goalkeeping and Sr. Director of Coaching for Prince William Soccer Inc.
A native of Essex, England, Yaxley is a frequent coach with the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team, In addition, Yaxley has worked with the U-18 WNT and was also called to assist the senior U.S. Women’s National Team for two matches against Romania in November 2016.
Yaxley holds both a USSF B coaching license and an NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma. Before coming stateside, Yaxley oversaw goalkeepers for Chelsea FC affiliate P.A.S.S. and enjoyed a playing career with multiple overseas clubs.
The Wetherby, England native joined the Lions ahead of their inaugural campaign in 2015 on loan from English side Middlesbrough, debuting for City in its first MLS match against New York City FC on March 8, 2015. Following his loan expiration, his contract was extended by the Club for the remainder of the 2015 season. He would go on to appear in 32 matches in his two seasons with the Lions, netting four goals in that time.
Prior to his time in Orlando, Hines spent 10 years at Middlesbrough from 2005-15, making his first team debut on January 16, 2007 in the FA Cup Third Round against Hull City, a match in which he also scored his first professional goal. He would go on to make 69 appearances for Middlesbrough throughout his time there, scoring three goals.
While at Middlesbrough, Hines had three separate loan stints in addition to his initial loan with the Lions. In 2009, he was loaned to Derby County for one month followed by a subsequent loan to Oldham Athletic for the same duration. Hines would appear in four matches for Oldham before returning to his parent club upon expiration of the loan. In 2014, Hines joined English League One side Coventry City on loan, where he would register nine appearances.
On the international stage, Hines represented The Three Lions at the U-16, U-17 and U-19 levels throughout his career, totaling 17 caps across all three teams.
Hines is also currently a coach within the Orlando City Youth Soccer program.