Lloyd at a match against Canada in 2011
|Full name||Carli Anne Lloyd|
|Date of birth||July 16, 1982|
|Place of birth||Delran Township, New Jersey, United States|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Current club||Western New York Flash|
|2001–2004||Rutgers Scarlet Knights|
|1999||Central Jersey Splash||(11)|
|2000||New Brunswick Power||(10)|
|2001||South Jersey Banshees||(10)|
|2004||New Jersey Wildcats||1||(1)|
|2009||Chicago Red Stars||16||(2)|
|2010||Sky Blue FC||5||(0)|
|2013-||Western New York Flash||1||(0)|
|United States U-21|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 12, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Carli Anne Lloyd (born July 16, 1982) is an American soccer midfielder who currently plays for Western New York Flash in American National Women's Soccer League and is also a member of the United States women's national soccer team. She played for various clubs in the Women's Professional Soccer league. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and scored the gold medal-winning goals in the finals of both the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Early life 
Rutgers University 
Lloyd attended Rutgers University. While enrolled, she was a student-athlete who played for Rutgers Scarlet Knights women's soccer team from 2001 through 2004. She was coached by Glenn Crooks and was named First-Team All-Big East for four straight years. She was also named the 2001 Big East Rookie of the Year and the 2004 Big East Midfielder of the Year.
On January 24, 2013, it was announced that Lloyd would be inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni.
Playing career 
While still in high school, Lloyd played for W-League teams Central Jersey Splash in 1999, New Brunswick Power in 2000, and South Jersey Banshees in 2001. Before her senior year at Rutgers University, Lloyd played for the New Jersey Wildcats in 2004. While there, she played with Kelly Smith, Manya Makoski, Tobin Heath, and Heather O'Reilly. She made only one appearance for the club.
With the return of a top-flight women's professional soccer league to the United States via the Women's Professional Soccer league, Lloyd's playing rights were allocated to the Chicago Red Stars in 2008. In the inaugural 2009 Women's Professional Soccer season, she made 16 appearances (14 starts, 1313 total minutes) for Chicago and scored two goals and recorded an assist. Following the conclusion of the season, Lloyd was declared a free agent.
National youth teams 
Lloyd played for the national Under-21 team before making the jump to the senior team. She appeared in the Nordic Cup four times between 2002 and 2005, winning titles in 2002 in Finland, in Denmark in 2003, in Iceland in 2004 and in Sweden in 2005. She scored three times in the 2005 Nordic Cup, including two against Denmark and one in the championship against Norway. She had two goals and an assist, starting every match, at the 2004 Nordic Cup. She assisted on the lone goal in the USA’s 1–0 win against Denmark in the first round of the 2003 Nordic Cup.
National senior team 
Lloyd made her first appearance for the U.S. national team on July 10, 2005, against Ukraine. Her first international goal came on October 1, 2006, against Taiwan. At the 2006 Four Nations Tournament Lloyd won a third cap. She earned the first two starts of her career at the 2006 Algarve Cup, gaining a place in the starting 11 against Denmark and in the championship game against Germany. She played in 19 games, starting 13, and scored one goal.
2007 FIFA Women's World Cup 
Lloyd established herself in a starting role for the Women's National Team in the midfield. After scoring once in her first 24 matches, she scored four goals, one in each game, at the 2007 Algarve Cup, earning tournament top scorer and MVP honors. She scored her sixth career goal on a diving header in the USA’s 1–0 victory against Norway on July 14 and then registered her first two-goal game in a 6–1 win against New Zealand on August 12, including one blast from 38 yards. Lloyd started 13 of the 23 matches she played and played in her first FIFA Women's World Cup tournament, starting three (all in the first round) of the five games she played in which the United States came in third. She finished third on the team in scoring, with nine goals and three assists.
2008 Beijing Olympics 
Lloyd was named the U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year as she was a fixture in the midfield for the USA starting all 35 games in which she played, tying for the team lead in matches started during the year. She finished third on the team in minutes played with 2,781 and had her best scoring year for the WNT, finding the net nine times with nine assists. Lloyd scored two goals during the 2008 Olympics, scoring the winner in the 1–0 victory against Japan in group play, and then scored the game-winner in the overtime final victory against Brazil. She had also scored against Canada in the championship game of Olympic qualifying on a dramatic free-kick in overtime and scored the winning goal in a 3–2 stoppage time victory against Australia on April 27, in Cary, N.C. She scored in both of the USA’s matches in Scandinavia, against Norway and Sweden.
Lloyd suffered a broken ankle in the fourth game of the 2010 WPS Season while playing for Sky Blue FC. She still played in 15 matches for the USA however, starting 14 of them. She scored three goals with five assists and earned her 100th career cap in the final game of the year against Italy during the second leg of the FIFA Women’s World Cup playoff series. She scored against Germany in the Algarve Cup final and started all five games at the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying tournament, scoring two goals, including the US's lone goal in the championship match. She ended the tournament with five assists and was named the player of the match three times for the tournament completing her comeback from injury. She played every minute of both legs of the playoff series against Italy.
2011 FIFA Women's World Cup 
2011 saw the US team making preparations for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup and training starting with the 2011 Four Nations Tournament. Lloyd scored the lone goal for the US in the opening match loss to Sweden. In the championship match, the US defeated Canada 2–0 with Lloyd scoring the first goal and being named player of the match.
At the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, Lloyd scored the final goal in a 3–0 win against Colombia for her 1st World Cup goal. For the tournament she tallied two assists, one goal, and one successful penalty kick in the shootout against Brazil to send the USWNT to the semifinals vs. France. In the World Cup final, the U.S. lost the game to Japan in a penalty shootout after finishing the game tied 2–2.
2011 Algarve Cup 
At the 2011 Algarve Cup, Lloyd scored three goals including the first goal in the championship match; subsequently named best goal for the tournament. She was named player of the match for the 2nd time in the tournament. The team won the cup, making it their eighth title win.
2012 London Olympics 
In the first match, the United States routed the Dominican Republic by a score of 14–0 with Lloyd tallying one goal and one assist. In the second match, the US again routed their opponent Guatemala by a score of 13–0 with Lloyd again finding the back of the net and providing another assist.
The game to win the group and thus play the second place team from Group A occurred between the US and Mexico. This game was highly anticipated and viewed as revenge for the US as they had lost to Mexico, 2–1 to qualify for the World Cup. This time, the US beat Mexico 4–0 with Lloyd netting her first career hat trick. She was subsequently named player of the match for the first time in 2012.
In the semi-final game to qualify for the Olympics, the US faced Costa Rica. The game was uncoordinated for much of the 1st half despite the US being a goal ahead. In the second half, the US found their rhythm and netted two more goals, the second coming from Lloyd. The US beat Costa Rica 3–0 with Lloyd named player of the match for the 2nd game in a row.
In the final versus Canada, the US played relaxed and possessed the ball easily beating Canada at home 4–0 to go to the Olympics as the CONCACAF champions. Lloyd finished the tournament with six goals and three assists and tied for the team lead in goals scored.
In the opening match against France at the Olympics, Lloyd scored the go-ahead goal at the 56th minute and the match score of 3–2; the match ending with final score of 4–2. She would score another goal in the group stage of the tournament, against Colombia.
In the Olympic gold medal match against Japan, played at London's Wembley Stadium, Lloyd scored both American goals in USA's 2–1 victory. This gave her four goals in the tournament tied for the second highest on the U.S. squad. She is the only woman in history to score the winning goal in two separate Olympic gold medal matches; the other one was at Beijing 2008 against Brazil.
International goals 
|#||numberOfGoals.goalNumber by the player in the match|
|Lineup||Start – played entire match
minute ( player) – substituted on at the minute indicated, and player was substituted off at the same time
minute ( player) – substituted off at the minute indicated, and player was substituted on at the same time
(c) – captain
|Min||The minute in the match the goal was scored; blank indicates played in the match but did not score a goal.|
|Assist/pass||The ball was passed by the player, which assisted in scoring the goal. This column depends on the availability and source of this information. See Assist (football) page.|
|Score||The match score after the goal was scored.|
|aet||The score at the end of extra-time; the match was tied at the end of 90' regulation|
|pso||Penalty-shoot-out score shown in parathesis; the match was tied at the end of extra-time|
|penalty||Goal scored on penalty-kick which was awarded due to foul by opponent. (Goals scored in penalty-shoot-out, at the end of a tied match after extra-time, are not included.)|
|Result||The final score.|
|Light-purple background color – exhibition or closed door international friendly match|
|Light-yellow background color – match at an invitational tournament|
|Light-orange background color – Olympic women's football qualification match|
|Light-blue background color – FIFA women's world cup qualification match|
|Pink background color – Continental Games or regional tournament|
|Orange background color – Olympic women's football tournament|
|Blue background color – FIFA women's world cup final tournament|
|NOTE on background colors: Continental Games or regional tournament are sometimes also qualifier for World Cup or Olympics; information depends on the source such as the player's federation.
NOTE: some keys may not apply for a particular football player
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