Carli Lloyd was estranged from her family for 12 years. A lost year reunited them.
As her extraordinary tour winds down, though, Lloyd has acquired something that has been absent since she first rocketed to stardom: a relationship with her family.
For 12 years, she rarely communicated with them, the fallout from a rift for which she takes some responsibility. While teammates embraced their parents field-side, Lloyd celebrated her historic hat trick against Japan in the 2015 World Cup final with players and staff.
Written by: Steven Goff