The Gotham forward, who won two golds in 2008 and 2012, scored her first Tokyo 2020 goals during the bronze medal game against Australia
Carli Lloyd made the history of the U.S. women’s national team after scoring a net in their fourth consecutive Olympics and becoming the Stars and Stripes top scorer in tournament history
The Gotham striker, who won two golds in 2008 and 2012, scored her first 2020 Tokyo goal during the bronze medal game against Australia, scooping up a brace in a rampant performance.
It further solidifies the 39-year-old’s place in USWNT folklore as she becomes the second best player in her history, among other things.
What did Lloyd achieve?
Lloyd’s placements in Kashima put her at the top of the USWNT scorer list in Olympic competitive history.
In addition, her performance – in her final Tokyo 2020 game – means that she will be the first Stars and Stripes star to score at four different Olympic tournaments, after having scored in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.
In addition, her appearance in the bronze medal game means that she has now moved up from Christie Pearce to second place in all-time appearances with 312 internationals.
She is in the record books only behind Kristine Lilly, who played 354 games for the USWNT during her 23-year international career.
There’s more to come …