Carli Lloyd makes history as USWNT soccer roster for Tokyo Olympics is announced

Carli Lloyd is going to celebrate her 39th birthday with a trip to the Tokyo Olympics. 

The two-time World Cup and Olympic champion was among the 18 players on the U.S. roster for the Tokyo Olympics that was announced Wednesday morning. Lloyd turns 39 on July 16, breaking Christie Rampone's record as the oldest U.S. woman to play in the Olympic soccer tournament by almost two years. 

"Always an honor," Lloyd said on Twitter afterward. "Incredibly grateful to be heading to Tokyo." 

The Americans are trying to become the first reigning World Cup champions to win the Olympic title. They begin group play July 21 against old foe Sweden, which knocked them out in the quarterfinals in Rio, their earliest exit ever at a major tournament.

Written by: Nancy Armour