Like Abby Wambach before her, Carli Lloyd may have to be content with a smaller role at her final World Cup.
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Not that the 36-year-old Lloyd won’t star in France, nor is it impossible to imagine her fitting into the 2023 World Cup in some way, but few are expecting the “hat-trick-in-a-final-while-lobbing-the-keeper-from-midfield” Lloyd we saw in Canada.
But Lloyd has been discussed as a super sub for the States as the USWNT begins its 2019 World Cup next month. And she’s ready for whatever.
“Now that I’m towards the end of my career, I’m soaking it up a little bit more,” she said. “There comes a day where you’ve got to hang up those boots and be done and enter the real world.”
It’s all part of the latest edition of “On Her Turf,” as Lloyd takes the reins for a 5-minute run through her mindset. See the full video above.