USWNT Legend Carli Lloyd to Receive the Largest Retirement Party From Her Hometown of Delran

Published 09/16/2021, 12:29 PM EDT
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL – AUGUST 06: Carli Lloyd of United States celebrates after scoring during the Women’s Group G first round match between United States and France during Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Mineirao Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)


Carli Lloyd has been synonymous with American soccer for a while. After a successful and rewarding career, the legendary American athlete announced her retirement from the field in August. Lloyd has been part of the gold-winning 2008 and 2012 USWNT team.

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Carli has been awarded the FIFA Player of the Year two times in 2015 and 2016. She has represented team USWNT four times at the Summer Olympics since her debut in 2008.

Live music and fireworks for the ‘Largest Retirement Party ever’

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Carli spent her childhood in Delran, South Jersey. To commemorate the USWNT star, Delran’s Mayor Gary Catrambone announced the retirement party for her.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Soccer Football – Women – Bronze medal match – Australia v United States – Ibaraki Kashima Stadium, Ibaraki, Japan – August 5, 2021. Carli Lloyd of the United States scores their fourth goal REUTERS/Henry Romero

Lloyd’s hometown has seen her grow throughout her 16-year career and is going to throw her a party on 14th October 2021. There will be live music, surprise guests, fireworks, and food trucks. Although the venue has not been decided yet, all the attendees have been asked to bring a towel or blanket. The event will start at 5:30 pm on 14th.

USWNT star Carli Lloyd is grateful to her hometown

Carli Lloyd is the highest-scoring midfielder in American history. She has helped the USWNT team reach the Olympic podium thrice with her dynamic skills. In 2008 and 2012 she clinched the gold, and in 2020 she bagged the bronze with the team at Olympics. Talking about her childhood in Delran, she discussed about how the town helped her lay down her foundation.

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“Growing up in Delran was an amazing experience for me. I formed so many friendships and memories, and it helped lay the foundation for my path of becoming a professional soccer player. As a little girl, I was always going to the local fields, practicing on my own or with the boys.”

Back in 2008, when Lloyd won the gold medal at her maiden Olympics, the town celebrated with joy. When she arrived back home, the town planned a parade in her respect.

“I have always carried Delran and the memories I had growing up throughout my journey. I was grateful for the amazing parade in 2008 and now especially grateful to be able to come back and have a celebration with everyone in town at the end of my sixteen-year career,” Carli said.

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It is indeed the end of a terrific era, as 39-year-old Carli will hang up her USWNT jersey. The young players in the team will have big shoes to fill, as Carli has helped the team establish a dominant place in international soccer.

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Shreya Verma is an NBA and Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. A graduate of Political Science, Shreya comes from a strong sports background. A professional 10m air pistol shooter, Shreya is also a tennis enthusiast.

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