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Lindsey Horan: Carli Lloyd’s gesture ‘one of the most special moments of my life’

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Carli Lloyd is passing the torch, bestowing the No. 10 jersey on Lindsey Horan once she retires from the U.S. women’s national team. Lloyd surprised Horan with the honor before the team’s game against Korea Republic on Thursday, when Horan was honored for reaching 100 caps with the USWNT.

In an Instagram post on Sunday, Horan reflected on Lloyd’s gesture, calling it, “one of the most special moments of my life and truly such a gift.”

Horan went on to call Lloyd a “role model.”

“You have showed me what it takes to consistently be at your best, to give everything to your team, to put your head down and ALWAYS work and no matter what, never stay complacent,” Horan wrote.

Lloyd will take the pitch with the USWNT for the final time on Tuesday, retiring from the sport after a storied international career.

Lloyd and the USWNT will take on Korea Republic on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on FS1.