USWNT legend Carli Lloyd's attempt to qualify for fourth Olympic Games is off to an excellent start
Carli Lloyd scored three goals, appeared in all seven games, and left her fourth World Cup with her second champions medal. All this sounds great on paper, and there were moments of great joy last summer, but it was never exactly what she had in mind.
Article written by Mike Decourcy
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In the space of a single tournament, Carli Lloyd traveled from underrated American great to all-time national team legend. A successful World Cup can do that for a player, and her performance in 2015 required a far grander modifier than that.
Article written by Marc Decourcy
The Curb by Carli Lloyd
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.
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Carli Ranks #7 - Carli Lloyd’s Hat Trick, 2015 Women’s World Cup
Sixteen minutes. That’s all it took to transform Carli Lloyd from star to icon to legend. Sixteen minutes, three goals, one World Cup.
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Carli ranks #20 - A force on the U.S. Women’s National Team, Carli scored the winning goal in the 2012 Olympics, was captain of the 2015 World Cup team and had a hat trick in the championship game against Japan. She scored three goals in the 2019 World Cup as the USA repeated as champion.
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The Ithacan: Soccer star Carli Lloyd speaks about career and equality
Professional soccer player Carli Lloyd has won two World Cups and two Olympic gold medals with the United States Women’s National Team. She took her talents off the field and onto the stage Dec. 6 at Cornell University, where she spoke about her career, gender inequality in soccer and her retirement plans.
Article written by Emily Adams - Picture by Jill Ruthauser.