Carli Lloyd: Professional
Carli Lloyd achieved great professional success as a soccer player with the USWNT and club teams.
Lloyd debuted for the USWNT in 2005. She quickly became a key player. Additionally, Carli represented the U.S. in many tournaments, including three World Cups (2007, 2011, 2015) and three Olympics (2008, 2012, 2016). In 2015, she led the USWNT to World Cup victory, scoring a hat trick in the Japan final and winning Golden Ball as tourney MVP. Lloyd also won two Olympic golds, in 2008 and 2012.
Furthermore, Lloyd enjoyed fruitful club stints with teams like the Chicago Red Stars, Sky Blue FC, Manchester City, and Houston Dash.
Moreover, Lloyd won numerous career awards, including FIFA World Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016. She also earned the U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year award five times (2008, 2009, 2015, 2016, 2017). Many regard Lloyd as one of soccer’s greatest players ever.