As Carli Lloyd brings her was legendary international career to a close, her list of on-field achievements is so long that her official U.S. Soccer bio fills five full pages.

But while her remarkable list of accolades are well-chronicled, a few deserve a bit more applause and awe, as they are marks that may never be equaled or broken.

Most of the those achievements which are likely to endure stem not only from her remarkable longevity, but also her consistent production during times when many soccer players are already hanging up the boots.

Which is appropriate, as the never-ending pursuit of improvement embodied what it meant to be Carli Lloyd the player.