The Women’s World Cup Golden Ball victor has been picked by Goal editors as the most persuasive figure in American soccer this year. Carli Lloyd yet can’t wrap her psyche around the occasions of July 5, 2015. Almost six months after the fact, she hasn’t had much time for reflection.
There have been a lot of amusements since Lloyd scored three objectives in the opening 16 minutes of the Women’s World Cup last, driving the United States to a 5-2 win over Japan. Whether it’s NWSL matches or triumph visit friendlies, there has been no making tracks in an opposite direction from the field. The U.S. squad likewise has appreciated a lot of prominent welcomes, from the “Gulch of Heroes” and the ESPY Awards to the White House.
Be that as it may, with the Summer Olympics now only eight months away, Lloyd never set aside much time to celebrate — not with her shot at a third gold award around the side. That viewpoint assisted Lloyd entitlement the 2015 Goal USA Award as the supreme persuasive person in American soccer. Chosen as the winner by Goal editors, Lloyd gotten the honor over MLS commissioner Don Garber, MLS MVP Sebastian Giovinco, U.S. men’s national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
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“I don’t know that I have fully processed what has happened this past summer,” Lloyd told Goal USA. “Usually, I am just ready to tackle the next biggest thing. The more success you have the more you want and the more you look for other challenges to knock over. I know I can get better and improve in so many areas, and that is what I am working on now. I want to continue to play like an underdog.”
“My life has just become so incredibly busy, which is a great thing, but I have had to get used to it,” Lloyd said. “I haven’t stopped since the final. I have been on more airplanes, hotels and had [less] sleep in these months than my whole career. I have gotten to meet so many amazing people and experience so many great things.
“The most important thing to me has been to get my story out — to tell people that it hasn’t been easy and to never give up. If you want something so bad, you have to spend every waking minute working toward that.”
“It was amazing to see the support we got in the stadiums, back at home and in the TV ratings,” Lloyd said. “We have come so far and reached another milestone and captivated a nation. It’s great to see the growth of women’s soccer, and that’s a credit to what this team has done dating back to the start of this program.”
“We will have to continue to fight for equal treatment,” Lloyd said. “It won’t ever stop. But as long as we fight, we can make strides. Unfortunately, the game had to be canceled and we didn’t get to play in front of all the Hawaiian fans, but we also had to stand up for ourselves and not put our careers in danger playing on unsafe field conditions. We made huge strides that day.”
“I know that my words can be used as a powerful tool to stand up for all women’s players across the world,” Lloyd said. “I am not afraid to stand up for what I believe in and what can help continue to grow this game.”