‘I Will Miss Everything’: Carli Lloyd Pens an Emotional Message Ahead of Final USWNT Camp

Published 10/21/2021, 12:20 PM EDT
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


The end of an era. The last dance. The magnificent career of Carli Lloyd with the USWNT is coming to an end. The iconic soccer player will play her last matches for USWNT and will attend the national camp for the final time.

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Currently, the American legend has 314 appearances for the national team, which will rise to 136 if she is involved in both the upcoming friendlies. Lloyd has scored an incredible 134 goals and provided 64 assists in this period. Her heartfelt message ahead of her final camp is a certified tear-jerker.

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Carli Lloyd shares an emotional message ahead of her final USWNT appearances

Carli has been an integral part of the ‘golden generation’ of the USWNT. In what is surely going to be an emotional day for everyone involved, Lloyd will represent USA for the final time against South Korea.

“It’s bittersweet and going to be extremely emotional but there is no greater feeling than representing the crest and playing for my country. I will miss everything about it but in the meantime, I am going to savor every last moment I have with this team and give it all I have till I walk off the field one final time,” said Lloyd.

Sep 16, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; USA forward Carli Lloyd (10) scores a goal against Paraguay in the first half during an international friendly soccer match at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

A victory to end her storied career would be the perfect icing on the cake. The matches will be played at Kansas City’s Children’s Mercy Park (Oct. 21) and Minnesota United’s Allianz Field (Oct. 26). Fans will be desperate to watch Lloyd for the final time.

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Likewise, U.S. coach Vlatko Andonovski spoke about the friendlies and how they are excited to see her play.

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“We always want to keep improving and evolving as a team, win every game we play, and put on a good show for the fans, but during this camp, we will really focus on a few basic things–continuing to support each other while getting to do what we love on the field, and of course, giving Carli Lloyd the send-off she deserves,” said Andonovski.

The soccer superstar won two Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012, two World Cups in 2015 and 2019 while also becoming Fifa Player of the Year twice in 2015 and 2016. One of her most iconic moments came during the 2015 World Cup when she scored a remarkable goal from the halfway line against Japan. With Megan Rapinoe, Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, and others, the USWNT enjoyed phenomenal success.

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Hence, a stupendous career is ending. Her service to her nation is remarkable and will live on forever in the memory of American soccer fans. She’ll bid goodbye to the sport as one of the true icons of the beautiful game.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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