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United States Soccer Icon Carli Lloyd Announces Retirement

United States Soccer Icon Carli Lloyd Announces Retirement

Veteran American striker Carli Lloyd, 39, made her retirement from active competition official on Monday after having participated with the United States in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and won the bronze medal.

Lloyd reaches his professional final after 16 years of international competition, the last in Tokyo, where he scored a pair of goals in the United States’ 4-3 win over Australia that earned the Stars and Stripes team bronze medal.

The international forward was the first American to score in four different Olympics, and her 10 total goals in the event set a new record among her country’s players.

Lloyd has made 312 appearances for the national team, second on the all-time list, and has scored 128 goals.

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Additionally, she is probably best known for her three goals, all in the space of 16 minutes, to lead the United States to a 5-2 victory over Japan in the 2015 World Cup final.

Lloyd plans to play for the national team in a series of games yet to be announced this fall, as well as finish the season with her professional team, NJ / NY Gotham FC, of ​​the United States Women’s Professional League.

A native of the town of Delran (New Jersey), she played as a professional for eight different teams, including the Houston Dash (2015-2017) and was also in international football with Manchester City, where she was on loan for the 2017 season to play six matches and score two goals. EFE (HN)

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