Carli Lloyd is Soccer Star

August 21, 2008

Meet Carli Lloyd, an American soccer player. See photos, video and read a biography of Carli below.

Midfielder Carli Lloyd scored a goal in overtime for the U.S., giving them a 1-0 win and a gold medal over Brazil today. Lloyd said:

“It happened so fast,” said Lloyd of her game-winning goal. “I remember getting the ball, playing it in to [Amy Rodriguez], she laid it back, and I just knew that I had to keep it low, strike it hard, and it went in. It was just an unbelievable feeling.”

As a biography, Carli Lloyd was born on July 16, 1982 in Delran Township, New Jersey. She is 26 years old. She attended Delran High School, where and moved on to Rutgers University, where she was a member of the soccer team. She was named First Team All-Big East honors throughout all four years at Rutgers. She was a three time NSCAA All-American.

She became a member of the U.S. National Team and made her debut on July 10, 2005 in a game against the Ukraine. She made her first goal was October 1, 2006 against Chinese Taipei. She played in the 2007 Algarve Cup, where she was named Most Valuable Player.

In 2008, Carli has seen more playing time, and has started in all 22 matches that the U.S. has played leading up to the Olympics.

More photos and video of Carli Lloyd can be found below.

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