At 32, and with a fresh endorsement deal from Visa and the eyes of the nation upon her, she may be back for another World Cup, a leader in her own right.
“There are only a handful of Olympians that you see once every four years”, he said.
For the third time, the US women’s soccer team wins the World Cup, smokin’ the competition.
But with the Olympics just a year away, the roster is sure to undergo change.
Lloyd and the USA women’s 5-2 dismantling of Japan Sunday night drew the highest TV ratings of any soccer match (men or women) ever aired in the United States on a single network, according to preliminary ratings data from broadcaster Fox.
Before the game had a chance to start it was decided in favor of the Americans.
Both were on the field at the end of Sunday’s match, a touching salute to longtime contributors.
Louisa Prillaman, 14, also plays for the club team and feels like the win will help bring more attention to female athletes in all sports.
Lloyd had never officially been named US captain, but with Wambach and Christie Rampone not playing as much this tournament, she happily embraced the role. “After 2011 [the World Cup] I told her she doesn’t have to prove anything else to anybody, She’s a champion”.
“They have shown very clearly they belong”, Ellis said of Johnston and Brian. Sadly, too many other countries can’t dream that big. In terms of the future, it’s very bright. I’ll be going for it at the next World Cup. The United States kept Japan scoreless for the remainder of the game. Women’s World Cup matches now comprise Fox Sports GO’s top five most-viewed events ever.
“She saved them”, said Jon Connor, the Pine-Richland Boys’ soccer coach and Klingenberg’s ex- gym teacher. “This is what they relish”. “The more team exposure girls have, the better”. Her first goal occurred in the first three minutes of the game, she scored again two minutes after that and made her third goal 11 minutes later. The women’s game was fast moving, scoring four goals in the first 16 minutes. “Carli Lloyd is also a midfielder, so I enjoyed watching her score a hat trick”. The American men, meanwhile, have never made it past the semifinals of the World Cup, and they did it in 1930. For example, the Women Cup roster houses 23 players whereas the 2012 London Olympic roster had room for only 18 players.