Lloyd creates USWNT Olympics history after goals against Australia

Posted on: 2021-08-05 11:18:24

The Gotham forward, a double gold medalist in 2008 and 2012, nabbed her first goals of Tokyo 2020 during the bronze-medal match with Australia

Carli Lloyd has made U.S. women’s national team history after netting in her fourth successive Olympic games, becoming the Stars and Stripes leading scorer in tournament history

The Gotham forward, a double gold medalist in 2008 and 2012, nabbed her first goal of Tokyo 2020 during the bronze-medal match with Australia, bagging a brace in a rampant performance.

It further enshrines the 39-year-old’s place in USWNT folklore, as she additionally moves to become the second most-capped player in their history, among other honours.

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What has Lloyd achieved?

Lloyd’s finishes in Kashima saw her move outright atop the list of USWNT goalscorers in Olympic competition history, with her two efforts against the Matildas taking her to 10 in total.

In addition, her efforts – in her final game of Tokyo 2020 – means that she has become the first Stars and Stripes star to score in four different Olympic tournaments, having done so at Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Furthermore, her appearance in the bronze-medal match means she has now pulled clear of Christie Pearce in the all-time appearance stakes into second outright, with 312 caps to her name.

She now only trails Kristine Lilly in the record books, who clocked up 354 games for the USWNT during a 23-year international career.

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