Carli Lloyd pulled off her jersey one last time to reveal another jersey underneath, this one with "Hollins," her married name, on the back.
One chapter of her life is ending. Another is just beginning.
Lloyd, who has had as big an impact on the game as any American Player, made her last appearance with the U.S. women on Tuesday night. Her husband, Brian Hollins, and her parents were there, as was her sister and nieces – one of whom was born just a few weeks ago.
She was given a jersey with the number 316 on it, representing the number of games she played with the USWNT. A friend sang the national anthem. There were smiles and tears and laughter.
Written by: Nancy Armour