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Take off your uniform and become a ‘natural man Hollins’… Match A 316 games, Lloyd’s red card

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Carly Lloyd greets the crowd before the match

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(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Choi Song-ah = The Korea-US women’s national soccer team friendly match held at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA on the 27th (Korea time) was actually a stage for Carly Lloyd (39).

Lloyd, who has been playing an active role in the ‘world’s strongest’ women’s soccer team in the United States, used this two A-match match against Korea as her retirement stage. Today was the last game.

Lloyd played for the national team for 16 years from 2005 and appeared in 316 matches, and is ranked second in the world in women’s soccer A-match records after Christine Lilly (USA), who played 354 games between 1987 and 2010.

With 134 goals, Lloyd is the third-highest scorer in American history, behind Abby Wurmbach (184) and Mia Hamm (158).

He was there in the field where American football rules the world, leading the US to the FIFA Women’s World Cup championships in 2015 and 2019, and winning gold medals at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics.

He played in 25 matches at the World Cup and 22 at the Olympics, scoring 10 goals each.

A superstar strong in big games, such as scoring the winning goal in extra time in the second half of the final against Brazil at the Beijing Olympics, scoring a multi-goal leading to a 2-1 victory in the final against Japan at the London Olympics, and exploding a hat-trick in the final against Japan at the 2015 World Cup in Canada. it was

She also received the FIFA Female Player of the Year award twice (2015 and 2016).

Carly Lloyd in match against Korea
Carly Lloyd in match against Korea

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He announced his retirement in August, right after the Tokyo Olympics, and was slowly preparing to say goodbye. On the 22nd, he was replaced in the first game against Korea, and on that day, wearing the captain’s armband, he emerged as the front-line striker of the United States.

At the retirement event held before the start of the game at Allianz Field, which was filled with 18,000 spectators, Lloyd and his family attended, and a large frame containing a uniform engraved with ‘316’ was delivered.

Lloyd, who failed to score in the game, showed off his skills in front of the home fans, such as threatening the goal with a left-footed shot that was exquisitely broken by Mallory Pugh’s pass in the 27th minute of the first half. expressed

Upon being instructed to substitute, Lloyd took off his boots on the grass.

He hugged his teammates one by one, took off the captain’s armband and handed it over to longtime colleague Meghan Ruffino.

And Lloyd also took off his uniform on the ground, but the name ‘Hollins’ was revealed instead of ‘Lloyd’ on the uniform engraved with ’10’. This is the surname of her husband, Brian Hollins, whom she married in 2016.

As he entered the bench, Lloyd hugged coach Vlatko Andonovsky and others for a long time, and the audience was more focused on that side than the ground.

As if he had promised, Morgan, who entered instead of him in the 24th minute, when Lloyd’s farewell ceremony was over, scored a 3-0 goal after receiving a pass from Ruffino to celebrate the second act of his legendary life.

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