Retirement on her terms came easy for double World Cup winner Carli Lloyd


Carli Lloyd insists she has had no problems adjusting to retirement but the two-time FIFA player of the year is looking forward to dusting off her boots to play in Soccer Aid this summer.

The American, twice an Olympic champion and twice a World Cup winner, brought an end to her illustrious career last year after playing in her fourth Olympics in Tokyo.

But the 39-year-old, whose career included a brief stint with Manchester City – and an FA Cup win – in 2017, will be back in England to play at the London Stadium on June 12.

Carli Lloyd shows off her Soccer Aid kit after signing up for the event in June (Dave Kotinsky/Unicef handout)

Lloyd’s career spanned more than two decades, during which time she collected 316 caps for the United States, but she said being able to go out on her own terms has made the move into retirement easy.

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