By Obiajulu Chiagoziem
Two-time Olympic gold medal winner, Carli Lloyd from USA plans to retire from the US women’s national team soon after the just ended Olympics campaign in Tokyo.
The 39 year old has been named FIFA Women’s Player of the Year twice. She was the oldest player on the US Olympic team, and has amassed 312 caps, trailing only Kristine Lilly (354) all-time in international play.
Speaking about her retirement she said:
“Every single day I stepped out onto the field, I played as if it was my last game. I never wanted to take anything for granted, especially knowing how hard it is to get to the top, but even harder to stay at the top for so long.”
“Carli Lloyd is a true legend,” said US women’s national team coach Vlatko Andonovski.
We wish her all the best in her retirement.