WATCH: USWNT Legend Carli Lloyd Emotionally Hands No.10 Jersey To Lindsey Horan

Published 10/24/2021, 12:51 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 a phenomenal soccer player from the time she started off. . She played as a forward or mid-fielder. Playing for NJ/NY Gotham FC in the National Women’s Soccer League and the national team; she is also the highest-paid female soccer player in the world.


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Recently, the two-time FIFA Player of the Year recently bade goodbye to the sport. On October 6, 2021, she played her last match against Washington Spirits which resulted in a 0-0 draw. The star was spotted being emotional and nostalgic when it came to her farewell.


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On Saturday, the USWNT star passed down her iconic No. 10 jersey to fellow player Lindsey Horan.

“Keep rocking” – Carli Lloyd hands over jersey to Horan

The emotional video was posted on USWNT’s official page. The video described how even though the skies were clear, it really was getting teary-eyed in Minnesota.

Clear skies today in Minnesota, but we still got a little misty,” said the video.

Lloyd was captured handing over the jersey to Horan. It was an emotional moment for both of them.

Meanwhile, Horan expressed her gratefulness towards the retired legend sportsperson. Lloyd encouraged her fellow soccer player to keep at it.

Oh dude, thank you so much,” said Horan while hugging.

Keep rocking it!” replied Carli.

The scene was indeed emotional. Carli had tears running down her cheeks but covered them with her charming smile.

Horan looks up to Lloyd and is the current attacking midfielder in the game. Hopefully, she will add glory to the jersey with her stunning performances ahead. Lloyd herself is extremely honored to pass on this jersey to Horan, and hopes she wears it with pride.

Fans might soon see Lloyd playing Golf

The star soccer player Lloyd has retired from professional football in September. She will now be spending more time with her family especially with her husband. Brian, her husband, has been supportive and understanding throughout her life as a Soccer player.

We will all have a lot more time to spend together now, and especially with my husband Brian, who has been my rock and biggest support system for all these years,” said Lloyd.


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Carli is excited to start this new life and concentrate on her family. But she also talks about a different outlet to keep up with her competitive mind. So the next sport she chooses might be Golf.

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

“We are both looking forward to starting this next chapter of our lives without my everyday grind of training and playing, but I will most likely need another outlet for my competitiveness! Perhaps that will be golf?” added Lloyd.


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It will be interesting to see the champion soccer player take up a different sport. Keeping Lloyd’s determination in mind, she might just ace it.


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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.