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Carli Lloyd: Legendary US midfielder retires from international football

Lloyd was substituted off after 65 minutes and received a standing ovation

Two-time world and Olympic champion Carli Lloyd ended her international career by helping the United States beat South Korea 6-0.

The 39-year-old’s 316th and final game for the United States lasted 65 minutes before she was substituted off.

Lloyd made an emotional exit and took off her boots on the pitch before hugging teammates and saluting fans at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

“It was an honor for me,” said Lloyd in a public address after the game.

Lloyd, two-time World Player of the Year, will play with her club team NJ / NY Gotham for the remainder of the NWSL season before hanging up her boots.

Lloyd received a standing ovation at Saint Paul and thanked the supporters for their years of support.

“It’s been a long career and I don’t know if there’s really much to say,” said Lloyd, who played for Manchester City in England in 2017.

“I would like to thank all of you fans, the doubters, the critics, everyone – you have pushed me higher and higher in the course of my career and I am very grateful for that.

“I have been absolutely grateful for every opportunity I have been given in this area, and I hope you know that I have given everything I had for each and every one of you.”

While Lloyd’s last game for the national team ended in a big win, she couldn’t mark the event with a goal of her own to add the 134 she’d amassed since her debut in 2005.

South Korean goalkeeper Kim Jung-mi blocked the midfielder twice, first tipping a ball around the post in the 27th minute and holding a powerful header after the break.

It was 2-0 when Lloyd was substituted off and her replacement Alex Morgan made the three before Megan R -inoe, Rose Lavelle and Lynn Williams celebrated a memorable win.

Constellations

United States of America

formation 4-3-3

18thCampbell

14thSonnets2Dahlkemper12thDavidson26thFox

9Horan25thSullivan17thMakario

27Blacksmith10Lloyd11Pugh

  • 18thCampbell
  • 14thSonnets
  • 2Dahlkemper
  • 12thDavidsonReplaced bySauerbrunnat 71 ‘protocol
  • 26thFox
  • 9Horan
  • 25thSullivanBooked at 41 minutesReplaced bypaganat 71 ‘protocol
  • 17thMakarioReplaced byLavelleat 55 ‘protocol
  • 27BlacksmithReplaced byWilliamsat 71 ‘protocol
  • 10LloydReplaced byMorganat 66 ‘protocol
  • 11PughReplaced byR -inoeat 55 ‘protocol

substitute

  • 4thSauerbrunn
  • 5O’Hara
  • 6thWilliams
  • 7thpagan
  • 13thMorgan
  • fifteenR -inoe
  • 16Lavelle
  • 20thKruger
  • 21stFranch
  • 22ndMewis

South Korea

formation 4-4-2

18thKim

7thKim5Hong6thLim16Yerk

2Choo17thlee11Choe8thGive

10Of the13thlee

  • 18thKim
  • 7thKimReplaced byGiveat 73 ‘protocol
  • 5Hong
  • 6thLim
  • 16Yerk
  • 2Choo
  • 17thlee
  • 11ChoeReplaced byJeongat 26 ‘protocol
  • 8thGive
  • 10Of the
  • 13thleeReplaced bysonat 51 ‘protocol

substitute

  • 1Yoon
  • 3Jeong
  • 4thlee
  • 9Yes
  • 12thson
  • 14thSEO
  • fifteenpark
  • 19thKang
  • 20thKwon
  • 21stKim
  • 22ndlee
  • 23Give

Referee: Karen Dept.

Participation: 18,115

Live text

  1. Game ends, USA 6, Korea Republic 0.

  2. Second half ends, USA 6, Korea Republic 0.

  3. Tobin Heath (USA) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Foul by Cho So-Hyun (Korea Republic).

  5. Target! 6. USA, Republic of Korea 0. Lynn Williams (USA) left footed shot from the center of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tobin Heath with a through pass.

  6. Jeong Yeon-Ga (Korea Republic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Target! 5. USA, Republic of Korea 0. Rose Lavelle (USA) right footed shot from the center of the box, bottom left. Supported by Alex Morgan.

  8. Offside, USA. Megan R -inoe tries a through ball, but Lynn Williams is caught offside.

  9. Attempt failed. Tobin Heath (USA) left footed shot from the center of the box is close, but misses to the left. Supported by Lynn Williams.

  10. Lindsey Horan (USA) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Foul by Son Hwa-Yeon (Korea Republic).

  12. Target! 4. USA, Republic of Korea 0. Megan R -inoe (USA) hits the high center of the goal with a right footed shot from the center of the box. Supported by Emily Sonnett with a flank.

  13. Attempt blocked. Rose Lavelle (USA) right footed shot from the center of the box is blocked. Supported by Alex Morgan.

  14. Attempt failed. Rose Lavelle (USA) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Supported by Megan R -inoe.

  15. Attempt saved. Lynn Williams (USA) left footed shot from the center of the box is saved in the center of the box by the goalkeeper. Supported by Tobin Heath.

  16. Attempt blocked. Ji So-Yun (Korea Republic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Attempt failed. Lynn Williams (USA) headed from the left side of the six yard box, but missed the right. Assisted by Megan R -inoe with a cross following a corner.

  18. Corner, USA. Admitted by Lim Seon-Joo.

  19. Attempt blocked. Alex Morgan (USA) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Supported by Tobin Heath.

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