Why soccer star Carli Lloyd felt misunderstood during her career—and how she did

Why Carli Lloyd thinks people get the wrong idea about her

True to form, Carli Lloyd continues.

“Retired life is great,” twice Olympic gold medalist, who last October closed the book on one of the most distinguished careers in U.S. soccer history, told E! News in an exclusive interview. “People say it’s a difficult transition, but it wasn’t difficult for me because I don’t associate my identity with being a football player. I had a life outside of it and fulfilled all my dreams, for which I am very grateful.

“So I’m enjoying every moment. It’s been a long 17-year journey to the top of the sport, and now I get to enjoy this new second life.”

When staying at home for 10 months in 2020 Covid-19 is global Loyd recalled that stopping international competition helped her imagine what retirement might be like, and that it was “really nice” to scramble and reteam with her husband, Brian Hollins.

But he had to make a little more history before hanging up his boots for good.

Lloyd scored twice in the USA’s 4-3 win in the bronze medal match. “2020” Tokyo Olympics Last summer, he became the only one US Women’s National Team Player to score in four different games. Her 10 goals in that span make her the all-time USWNT scorer at the Olympics.

And then It was time announcing his impending retirement. She opened her last batch of USWNT games with a five-goal performance against Paraguay in September, then made her international debut in October.

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