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Carli Lloyd hits again as imperious USA overwhelm Costa Rica in 2019 finale

Carli Lloyd, Morgan Brian score in opening minutes of 6-0 winUSA finish 20-1-3 in 2019, ending on 23-match unbeaten streakLloyd scored twice in 3-2 victory over Sweden on ThursdayCarli Lloyd and Morgan Brian scored in the first 10 minutes and Lynn Will…

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Carli Lloyd says she hit ‘rock bottom’ during last World Cup cycle

Player says diminished role with USWNT affected her37-year-old wants to make impact at 2020 OlympicsCarli Lloyd won her second World Cup with the US women’s national team this summer but it’s safe to say she did not enjoy the experience as much as her …

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Carli Lloyd received offer to kick in NFL preseason game, trainer says

Trainer says NFL team offered to add Lloyd to preseason rosterLloyd, 37, made several long field goals on training camp visitCarli Lloyd received an offer to kick in an NFL preseason game this week, her trainer told FOX Sports.Alas, Lloyd has plans, as…

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Carli Lloyd received offer to kick in NFL preseason game, trainer says

Trainer says NFL team offered to add Lloyd to preseason rosterLloyd, 37, made several long field goals on training camp visitCarli Lloyd received an offer to kick in an NFL preseason game this week, her trainer told FOX Sports.Alas, Lloyd has plans, as…

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Will Carli Lloyd open the door for the NFL’s first female player?

Women have been kicking in college for years, but the NFL remains a glass ceiling. Could last week’s viral video of the World Cup hero be a tipping point?Carli Lloyd’s well-publicized visit with the Philadelphia Eagles wasn’t her first appearance at an…

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World Cup winner Carli Lloyd nails 55-yard field goal at NFL practice – video

USA footballer Carli Lloyd has showed she could kick it in the NFL as well after drilling 55-yard field goals at a training camp. Lloyd, a Philadelphia Eagles fan, connected on several 40-yard attempts with room to spare, before hitting from 55 yards a…

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Carli Lloyd deserves ‘honest tryout’ after drilling 55-yard field goal at NFL practice

Lloyd drills long field goals during visit to Eagles training campHall of Fame scout Gil Brandt says Lloyd deserves ‘honest tryout’World Cup champion Carli Lloyd showed off her leg during a visit to Philadelphia Eagles training camp on Tuesday, drillin…

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The superb Christiane Endler shows women don’t need smaller goals | Hope Solo

Goalkeeping is one of the last aspects to develop in women’s soccer. That’s down to lack of resources, not lack of talentChristiane Endler is the best female goalkeeper in the world. I was really excited to see her play against the United States and fo…

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Carli Lloyd faces the end armed with her most valuable weapon: anger

At 36, the coming World Cup will likely be Carli Lloyd’s last. But, as always, others’ doubts will only make her more dangerousIt seemed like a fairly innocuous question – complimentary even. Carli Lloyd had been in such good form recently as the Women…

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How the US prepared for the Women’s World Cup by ripping everything up

The Americans suffered a shock exit to Sweden at the Rio Olympics, and coach Jill Ellis reacted by reinventing how her team play the gameFor observers who last watched the US women’s national team win the Women’s World Cup in 2015, the ongoing Concacaf…

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Carli Lloyd at the death: Ten years on from the USWNT’s most improbable win

When the US met Brazil in the 2008 Olympic final, they were still recovering from the shock of a 4-0 defeat to Marta and Co at the 2007 World CupThe 21st of August, 2008. For perhaps the first time in their history, the US women’s soccer team lines up …

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USA coach Jill Ellis looking toward the future at Tournament of Nations

The World Cup-winning manager is reshaping USA’s player pool ahead of France 2019, and in the process, may be reshaping the culture around the team

When the US women’s national team hosts the Tournament of Nations starting this week against some of the world’s top teams, manager Jill Ellis could stick with what she knows has worked before. Veteran superstars like Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd could be the focus of the American attack and, if she wanted, Ellis could start all the same defenders that went 513 minutes without conceding a goal in the Women’s World Cup two years ago, a tournament the USA won.

But don’t bet on that happening. In a team that was once leery of too much change and slow to fold in new talent in favor of veteran experience, a radical transformation is taking place. Ellis is reshaping the player pool in preparation of the 2019 Women’s World Cup, and in the process, she may be reshaping the culture around the team, too.

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The happy exiles: why US women’s soccer stars choose to play abroad

Players such as Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan have chosen to pursue spells in Europe. But it’s not just money that proves an attraction

Women’s soccer players might be lured to Europe by money or the occasional tweet by Lyon’s Jean-Michel Aulas, who has signed athletes such as USA striker Alex Morgan (on loan) and young Canadian defender Kadeisha Buchanan.

But most of the players who head to Europe or Australia for all or part of the year are doing so for a much simpler reason. They want to get better.

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USA’s Carli Lloyd wins second straight Fifa best player award

  • USA forward edges Melanie Behringer, Marta for top individual honor
  • “I honestly was not expecting this” said Lloyd, who also won last year

Carli Lloyd of the United States has won her second straight Fifa’s best woman player award.

Related: Carli Lloyd’s memoir explodes myth that US women’s soccer is all fun and friends

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