Carli Lloyd will be passing on her No. 10 jersey to Lindsey Horan after she plays her final game for the U.S. women’s national team next week. Lloyd made the announcement on her Instagram account Thursday ahead of the USWNT’s game against Korea Republic, which resulted in a scoreless draw.
“Seems fitting as we celebrate your 100th cap to also pass the #10 to you Lindsey Horan,” Lloyd wrote. “Could not be more proud of the player you have become and the player you continue to push yourself to be. You are an amazing human being. Never change. I am so honored to pass the 10 to you when I say goodbye on 10/26. Wear it with pride every second you take the field.”
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Horan said that Lloyd presented her with a No. 10 USWNT jersey with her name on it in the pregame meeting and, filled with emotion over the gesture, she cried “about seven times.”
The coveted No. 9, Horan’s current number after legends Mia Hamm and Heather O’Reilly donned it in the past, will also be changing hands. Horan said she would keep the new owner of the number “a secret for now.”
On Thursday, Horan celebrated her 100th cap with the USWNT and earned high praise from head coach Vlatko Andonovski for her effort against Korea Republic.
The team will be back in action for Lloyd’s final USWNT game on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on FS1.