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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 01 16 Retrieve

[Carli Lloyd discusses her reputation for scoring in finals, having been on target in Olympic gold medal matches of 2008 and 2012, as well as hitting a hat-trick in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 final] There’s a button inside of me that is pushed when there’s a lot on the line and there’s a pressure situation

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

2020 02 01 Retrieve

[USWNT’s Carli Lloyd on how Kobe Bryant has inspired her throughout her career] His Mamba Mentality is something that I strive to live for every single day

2020 04 07 Retrieve

[Asked if she believed the women’s national team could be competitive against the men’s national team] I’m not sure. Shall we fight it out to see who wins and then we get paid more?

I don’t have the physical attributes and the speed and the strength that male athletes are born with. None of us women do. There are some incredibly skillful women that play soccer, and it was just disappointing to hear over and over again the argument of us not being as skilled as the men. So I had to find some funny remarks just to kind of keep the whole mood light. That was just one of them that came out and went public

As a whole, we need the culture to change. We need everybody to feel united. I wish that we integrated more with the men’s team

2020 04 12 Retrieve

[USWNT star Carli Lloyd says NFL dream may have to ‘get pushed a year or so’] I’m focusing on soccer at the moment, but I’ve always been a kid who loves a challenge and I’ve never backed down from any challenge. I know with proper training and the right technique and someone showing me how to properly kick, I know that I can do it. It may have to get pushed a year or so. I know the times right now are a little up in the air, so we’ll see. I’m not ruling it out

[she confirmed a determination to be a part of the US team in Japan] For me now it’s another year to be able to prepare, to be able to push the boundaries, the barriers, of becoming more fit, stronger, to better my game, and I’m excited about it.

[Despite the allure of the NFL, she may have stayed in soccer in 2021] It gives me another year, because I didn’t think I was going to be ready to be done after this year, so I get another year to play. Everyone’s talking about the age. It’s a year later; it’s not going to make much difference because I’m feeling at the top of my game and feeling really, really good right now

2020 04 18 Retrieve

[Carli Lloyd confirms her interest in being a kicker for NFL side Philadelphia Eagles] I’m focusing on soccer at the moment, but I’ve always been a kid who loves a challenge and I’ve never backed down from any challenge. I know with proper training and the right technique and someone showing me how to properly kick, I know that I can do it. It may have to get pushed a year or so. I know the times right now are a little up in the air, so we’ll see. I’m not ruling it out.

2020 05 10 Retrieve

[USWNT star Lloyd loving life under Andonovski] Vlatko has held everyone accountable, no matter who you are or how old you are. If you are playing well in games and in training, you will play. I love that

Vlatko has a unique and dynamic philosophy of how he would like the team to play. He has identified our strengths and is tweaking his philosophy to get the best out of our team. I like that he states that no two games are the same and we need to adapt to the day

It is also the first time that we have had a coach in all my years on the national team that takes a big interest in improving us as individuals. Vlatko has brought a rich learning environment to our team. It really is very different to the past

Vlatko has slowly integrated his style of play since coming in and we have been able to implement it with each camp we have been together. In [Olympic] qualifying, you saw the team starting to come together and getting better with each game and in the She Believes Cup we continued to improve. We played three different opponents, England, Spain and Japan, who played three different styles and we adapted to all three. I think we walked away knowing we have become a lot more versatile as a unit, but also knowing that there are certain areas where we can improve

I try to find the silver lining in every situation I am faced with. A lot is out of our control right now, but our attitude toward life is in our control. I have never had this much time to pause my life and have nothing planned on my calendar. I’ve been enjoying time with my husband after being on the road my entire career. I’ve also been enjoying cooking and trying different recipes, getting some things done around our house, and, thankfully, we have a facility that I can go in and train five-to-six days a week. I have been building up my fitness, becoming stronger and super sharp with my touches on the ball. I now have an opportunity to continue to become the best I possibly can in this next year

I have not spoken to anyone yet but I’m sure I will at some point. I know they are busy implementing their ideas and I hope to provide input when the time is right. As I’ve got older, I have gained more and more interest into the development methods and systems we are using to grow the game. I have my views and hope I can express them when the time is right