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Carli Lloyd          

Former U.S. Women's Soccer Team Midfielder, Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Two-time FIFA Player of the Year & World Cup Champion

Carli Lloyd is a former American professional soccer player. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion, two-time FIFA Player of the Year, and a four-time Olympian.

After the 2020 Summer Olympics, Lloyd announced she would be retiring from the national team following four final friendly matches in 2021. Lloyd has made more than 300 appearances for the U.S. national team, placing her second in caps, and has the fourth-most goals and fifth-most assists for the team. In March 2021, she was named as the highest paid female footballer in the world.

During the United States' 5–2 win over Japan in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Lloyd became the first player ever to score three goals in a FIFA Women's World Cup final and the second soccer player ever to score a hat-trick in any senior FIFA World Cup Final. Lloyd scored three goals in the first 16 minutes of the final, with the first two occurring in the first five minutes of the game and within three minutes of each other. She received the Golden Ball Trophy as the best player of the tournament and earned the Silver Boot for her six goals and one assist during the tournament.

In 2016, Lloyd authored a New York Times essay calling for salary increases for the USWNT. In it, she explained her motivation for signing onto a wage discrimination lawsuit against U.S. Soccer in March 2016. The lawsuit reached a settlement in 2019.

In 2017 President Obama named Lloyd a member and Co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. She published a best-selling memoir in the fall of 2016 titled “When Nobody Was Watching.” Lloyd serves as mentor and mental toughness coach for her former youth club, the Medford Strikers.

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Carli Lloyd leads USWNT to Women's World Cup title past rival Japan
Carli Lloyd leads USWNT to third Women's World Cup title win 5-2 victory over Japan.
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Her penalty, and perfect pass to second goal-scorer Kelly O'Hara, ensure a crucial U.S. victory in soccer's World Cup...
Carli Lloyd scores 2 goals as US women beat China 3-0 in 1st game ...
Carli Lloyd scored two goals less than three minutes apart in the first half as the United States defeated China 3-0 Thursday night in a women's soccer friendly in  ...

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