Former USWNT player Carli Lloyd voiced criticism towards coach Vlatko Andonovski following the team’s exit from the Women’s World Cup.
The team’s disappointing performance in the tournament led to their early exit, and Lloyd voiced her concerns about the coaching decisions made by Andonovski. The reigning world champion where knocked out of the World Cup in a penalty shootout against Sweden.
Who is Carli Lloyd?
Carli Lloyd is a former American professional soccer player with an impressive list of achievements. She has won the gold in both the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, making her a two-time Olympian. Additionally, Lloyd has won the FIFA Women’s World Cup twice, in 2015 and 2019. In 2015 and 2016, she twice won the prestigious FIFA Player of the Year title.
As a member of the American Women’s National Team during her career, Lloyd competed in four Olympic Games (2008, 2012, 2016, and 2021). Notably, she scored the game-winning goals in the gold medal games of the Olympics in 2008 and 2012, making a huge contribution to the team’s victory.
She was born to Stephen and Pamela Lloyd and raised in the South Jersey neighborhood of Delran Township, about 20 minutes northeast of Philadelphia. Lloyd was always eager about soccer and began participating in it at the age of five.
Carli Lloyd competed for the United States at the under-21 level before making her debut for the women’s national soccer team. She was promoted to the senior team at the age of 23 as a result of the national team selectors’ interest in her performances and abilities. On July 10, 2005, Lloyd played in her maiden game for the senior squad against Ukraine.
Carli Lloyd created history on August 5, 2021, when she gave the United States a 4-3 victory over Australia in the bronze medal game of the 2020 Summer Olympics by scoring two significant goals.
Lloyd after the Olympics, announced the decision of retiring from the national team in 2021.