Carli Lloyd, the 39-year old US star footballer has decided to take retirement from her national team. She had a great journey all these years.
Carli Lloyd was one of the greatest footballers in US history. She also played in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The US team won the bronze medal against the Australian women’s football team. It was a dominant victory of the US team over the Australian team. Lloyd played very well and scored two goals in this match. Lloyd had a big hand in helping the US women’s football team to win the bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Not only this but Lloyd has also been named the FIFA women’s player of the year twice. She is also a two-time winner of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015 and 2019. This Olympics may not be good for her as this time she got only the bronze, as in 2008 and in 2012 she was the Olympics gold medalist.
“When I first started out with the national team in 2005, my two main goals were to be the most complete soccer player I could be and to help the team win championships,” Lloyd said to Reuters.
“Every single day I stepped out onto the field, I played as if it was my last game. I never wanted to take anything for granted, especially knowing how hard it is to get to the top, but even harder to stay at the top for so long,” she added as quoted by Reuters.
BREAKING: Carli Lloyd announces her retirement.
She will play her last matches for the USWNT this fall and this NWSL season with Gotham FC will be her last.
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However, the Olympics bronze medal match was not the last match of Lloyd, she will also be seen in the four friendly matches for the US Women’s National football team which is scheduled in September and October before saying goodbye to national football.