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Name Carli Lloyd
Gender Female
Ethnic American
Job American Footballer


Org USA Woman National Team
Club as Player Manchester City Women FC


Book When Nobody was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey to the Top of the Soccer World


Twitter @CarliLloyd

2016 09 24 Retrieve

[FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd reveals she almost quit the game altogether] If I’m not happy you can see it on my face from the other end of the Jersey Turnpike, and at the moment I am not happy. At all. I am 21 and I have just been cut from the U.S. U-21 team by a coach who told me straight out that I wasn’t national team material. My dream is to play for the U.S., and if I can’t even make the JV, what’s the point? So I am seriously considering finishing up my time with my team at Rutgers, getting my degree and calling it a career. I always thought it would be cool to be an FBI agent. Maybe I can do that. I am as adrift as a piece of flotsam in the Atlantic

2017 01 14 Retrieve

[The Best FIFA Women’s Player 2016 Carli Lloyd speaks about a range of topics after retaining her title as the world’s top female footballer] It’s a fire and desire inside of me to always want to be uncomfortable because when you’re uncomfortable you can continue to get better

2017 02 15 Retrieve

[Carli Lloyd shares her excitement of joining FAWSL champions Manchester City] It’s official now!!! So excited to have signed with @ManCityWomen and can’t wait to get started with the team and my new challenge ahead

2017 04 22 Retrieve

[Carli Lloyd praises the equal status that the women’s team has at the club] Being a part of a Premier League team like Man City having the resources and the funding to treat the women just as equal, the Premier League is kind of in a league of its own, so the structure and everything is already in place. There’s loads of things I can take back to NWSL to help. There are certain standards that can make our league better. With my experience not only on the pitch but off the pitch, I can help women’s soccer grow

2018 03 17 Retrieve

[Carli Lloyd tells of her continued motivation to remain at the top of her game] I think in football being 35 is labelled as old. For me, age is just a number. I always make sure to take care of my body on and off the pitch, and with my training regime I feel as fit as I have ever been. And for me I am more motivated than ever because there’s a lot of people out there that think that I’m too old, that I’m not going to be able to influence the game, that I’m not going to be able to do the things I used to do. I’m just waiting to defy those odds and to prove they are wrong again

2018 04 09 Tweet

[Carli Lloyd reacts after reaching the 100-goal mark for the national team] Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances” Thanks for the support … but still not satisfied

2018 10 13 Retrieve

[Carli Lloyd praises Panama’s 17-year-old goalkeeper Yenith Bailey after the Stars and Stripes’ 5-0 win at the CONCACAF Women’s Championship] Very, very impressive. I think I went up to her a couple of times to tell her how well she was doing. She played a fantastic game and I hope that gives her lots of self-confidence

2019 01 02 Tweet

[Carli Lloyd looks forward to 2019] 2017 I planned
2018 I practiced
2019 I’ll go for everything they said I can’t do

2019 08 24 Retrieve

[Carli Lloyd speaks with about the reaction she’s got since posting a video of successfully kicking a 55-yard field goal] There’s been some interesting chatter about it. I think anything is possible. It’s been really interesting because for me, I’m just an athlete, I’m a competitor. But for so many other people, I think they’re starting to think will there ever be a female in the NFL at some point. And I think we’re kind of at that crossroads as far as equality and just women empowerment so you’re kind of being in the crosshairs of that. I’ve definitely got some inquiries, I’ve definitely got some people talking. Anything is possible but right now, I’m strictly a soccer player and we’ll see what the future holds

2019 08 31 Retrieve

[Carli Lloyd speaks about the possibility of women being field-goal kickers in the NFL] I’m laughing about it, but the more I think about it, this has the chance to be sort of a pioneering moment for women. I know that I could probably do it. It could be a huge pivotal moment. There is no reason why a woman could not do this