WOW! Nike Gifts Carli Lloyd Insane Custom Boots for Farewell USWNT Game

Published 10/27/2021, 12:50 PM EDT
Oct 26, 2021; St. Paul, Minnesota, USA; United States forward Carli Lloyd (10) waves to the crowd after playing her final game for the team in during an international friendly soccer match with South Korea at Allianz Field. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports


After a long and illustrious career, Carli Lloyd bid goodbye to soccer. She played her last match against South Korea in Minnesota as the USWNT thrashed their guests 6-0. Although she couldn’t score a goal, Lloyd bowed to the crowd at Minnesota United’s Allianz Field for one last time.

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Lloyd’s long time sponsors Nike gifted the soccer legend custom-made boots for her last match. She removed her boots and walked off the pitch as she was substituted to a rousing ovation from the stands.

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Nike’s special tribute to Carli Lloyd

Nike gifted Lloyd custom-made black and golden boots for her to wear during her last match for her country. It also marked the time she started playing soccer from 1987 to 2021. She ended her career after getting her 316th cap, which makes her the second-most capped player in international soccer history. Lloyd is the third highest goal-scorer for her country with a tally of 134 career goals.

The US soccer superstar is the only player to feature in 22 games for USWNT this season. Hence, her value to her nation cannot be overstated. She left the pitch after removing her jersey and revealing another jersey with Hollins’ name (her husband) on it.

It was an emotional moment for everyone involved. Moreover, her family and friends were present in the stadium as well for her memorable occasion.

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Lloyd speaks about her incredible career

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The soccer superstar spoke about the ending to her storied career with the USWNT.

Tonight was one of the best closings of a career I could have ever asked for. The crowd was amazing. The stadium was amazing and it was just electrifying,said Carli.

Oct 26, 2021; St. Paul, Minnesota, USA; United States head coach Vlatko Andonovski greets forward Carli Lloyd (10) who carries her cleats and as she leaves the game against South Korea in the second half an international friendly soccer match at Allianz Field. Lloyd earlier announced her retirement following the end of the game. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Carli will be looking forward to enjoying the next phase of her life with her husband and family. However, for soccer fans, it’s truly heartbreaking to bid goodbye to a legend of the 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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