Soccer-U.S. great Lloyd says she won't stray far from the sport in retirement
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twice World Cup winner Carli Lloyd will put on the United States jersey one last time on Tuesday but was adamant she would not be leaving the sport of soccer entirely.
But Lloyd, who announced her retirement in August after the U.S. picked up bronze at the Tokyo Games, said fans do not have to worry about her going far."I don't think that that love and that passion will just go away as soon as I hang up my boots playing," said Lloyd, who told reporters she consulted with former team mates on how to embrace retirement.
"I can't leave the game altogether. This is a goodbye on the field but this is not a goodbye for me in the soccer world. I want to continue to help grow the game."The second-most capped player ever with 315 games, behind compatriot Kristine Lilly on 354, Lloyd famously scored a hat-trick in the first half of the 2015 World Cup final, helping her earn the first of two FIFA Player of the Year honours.Read more: The Star »
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