The Curb by Carli Lloyd

"I was going to be an FBI agent. That was my plan. I was totally done with soccer. Done done.

In my head, I was going to finish my last year at Rutgers and then get a real job. There really wasn’t any other option. This was in 2003, right before the Nordic Cup Tournament. We had a training camp before the roster was going to be named, and my coach with the under-21 national team called me to the meeting room for a chat."

Carli Lloyd comes back on a pivotal moment of her life that forged the champion that she is today. Read on: