Carli Lloyd: Opponents can 'see the arrogance in the U.S.'

Carli Lloyd’s comments were a long time coming. Long before the United Statescame within a post’s width of being dumped from the Women’s World Cup, she saw things changing for the worse.

Long before, years even, before she ripped into the team during FOX’s postgame show following its demoralizing 0-0 draw with Portugal on Tuesday, Lloyd was mad at what she was seeing from the national team.

So, when the World Cup and Olympic gold medal-winning icon spoke out in the aftermath of a tepid display that saw the USWNT outplayed by Portugal — the world's No. 21 team and a World Cup debutant — it wasn’t a talking head sounding off for either attention or impact.