One of soccer’s most iconic players sits down with Kelley O’Hara to talk about her roller-coaster journey to the top of her sport. Carli Lloyd speaks candidly about the highs and the lows that have defined her career, from getting cut from a youth national team to her legendary hat-trick in the 2015 World Cup final. The USWNT star discusses why she stood by Hope Solo following her controversial benching at the 2007 World Cup, what it meant to score the gold medal-winning goal at the 2008 Olympics and again in 2012, how she handled missing a PK in the 2011 World Cup, her dominant run through the 2015 tournament, and what people misunderstood about her comments during the 2019 World Cup. Carli also discusses how quarantine inspired her to reconnect with her family after 12 years apart and the hard-won lessons she’s learned as both an athlete and a person.

Carli’s Resume:
  • 2x World Cup champion (2015, 2019)
  • 2x Olympic gold medalist (2008, 2012)
  • 2x FIFA World Player of the Year (2015, 2016)
  • FIFA World Cup Golden Ball (2015)
  • FIFA World Cup Silver Boot (2015)
  • FIFA World Cup Goal of the Tournament (2015)
  • Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Nominee (2015)
  • 2x FIFA FIFPro World XI (2015, 2016)
  • World Cup runner-up (2011)
  • 6x Algarve Cup winner (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015)
  • 2x CONCACAF Women’s Championship winner (2014, 2018)
  • 3x SheBelieves Cup winner (2016, 2018, 2020)
  • FA Women’s Cup (2016-2017)
Suggested:
  • USWNT midfielder Carli Lloyd makes determination her defining trait (Sports Illustrated)
  • Carli Lloyd: Why I’m Fighting for Equal Pay (New York Times)
  • Carli Lloyd says diminished World Cup role was ‘worst time of my life’ (ESPN)
  • FIFA Women’s World Cup Final: USA vs. Japan 2015 highlights (FOX Soccer)
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