Carli Lloyd announced her retirement on Monday, after a football career spanning more than 20 years, which tore apart one of the most outstanding female soccer careers in history. Two of his goals were hit in the back of the nets to give the United States two gold medals Olympic Games in Beijing 2008 and London 2012. He was part of the team that won the bronze medal in Tokyo 2020.
Lloyd became a two-time world champion with the United States women’s national team, where she won the L.A.As the second footballer with the most matches played (299) and the fourth highest scorer with 124 goals.
Carli Lloyd took his first steps when at the age of five he began to develop football skills and practiced long hours on a practice field that was not removed from his home in New Jersey.
Lloyd built his character and improved his game during high school. Delran excelled in high school and was twice Player of the Year. Her career began to gain attention when she became Rutgers University’s all-time leading scorer. He was also selected to the NSCAA All-America team three times.
As time passed, Lloyd was placed on the US youth national team. Recognized by the footballer she was becoming, she thought of retiring from the sport as she suffered from the rest of the group.
however, Carly made his first appearance for the US national team in July 2005 in a match against Ukraine. Two years later, she made her first participation in the World Cup, where she finished as the world champion. She established herself as a fundamental piece of the team that led her to a leading role for the 2008 Olympic Games.
During his first Olympic adventure he scored the only goal with which the United States defeated Japan in the group stage, and then returned to the scoreboard in overtime, to defeat Brazil in the final. Her performance allowed her to be recognized as the Female Soccer Athlete of the Year in the United States.
From that moment on, his career was focused on the national football of the United States, which went through Chicago Women’s Red Stars, Sky Blue and Atlanta Beat. In 2011, she became the World Cup champion for the second time. A year later, during London 2012, Lloyd started the Olympic tournament off the substitute bench, but an injury to his partner Shannon Boxx allowed him to return to the main lineup and Sweet became the heroine of the tournament, scoring two goals in the win. . On Japan to become a two-time Olympic champion.
During world cup 2015, Lloyd became the captain of the US national team. In addition, he returned to shine with his participation in various commentaries on the national team. In addition to holding the title together, they were awarded Ballon d’Or for being the best soccer player in the tournament.
Following this achievement, Lloyd came forward to protest and file a federal pay discrimination complaint in 2016 in front of several of her fellow recruits. Today she has become one of the highest paid football players in the world. Well, apart from the salary of the teams he has played for, Lloyd has won millionaire agreements for his image with prestigious American sports brands as well.
During the final years of her career, Carly has become one of the main faces of women’s football and an ambassador for the sports brand Nike, with which she has signed a multi-year contract for her image.
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