Carli Lloyd, one of the most accomplished athletes in the history of women’s soccer, is hanging up her cleats.
On Monday, the 39-year-old Lloyd announced she’ll retire at the end of the current NSWL season. Her final matches with the USWNT will be a series of friendlies in September and October.
Lloyd is a two-time Women’s World Cup winner and two-time Olympic gold medalist, with 128 career goals in international play.
Not that Lloyd is leaving soccer behind permanently – she promised to “continue to support and cheer this team on and continue to find ways to help grow the game and inspire the next generation.”
A legendary career comes to a close 🇺🇸🐐 @CarliLloyd has announced her retirement. The soon-to-be announced four #USWNT fall friendlies will be her final matches in a U.S. uniform, closing out a remarkable career. She will finish the @NWSL season with @GothamFC.
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) August 16, 2021
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