Carli Lloyd said he shared criticisms of USWNT culture with his teammates during the Tokyo Olympics.
Lloyd First It became a hot topic last week When she said she “dislikes” playing at USWNT in recent years. Lloyd was talking to Hope Solo in the new USWNT goalkeeper’s new podcast, Hope Solo Speaks.
Lloyd says USWNT culture Became “toxic” Following the 2015 World Cup, the team lost focus on victory as players flooded with approval deals and brand opportunities.
When someone on Twitter said he didn’t mind winning Becky Sourbrun and Crystal Dunn, Lloyd replied, “I don’t have to dare, I don’t have to.”
“Everyone in Tokyo has already heard this, just as I did when I retired. I’m all in favor of brand building, approval deals, paid opps, etc. But the collective of victory. If these things come second other than the goal, it’s not a winning formula. “
Lloyd retired from the national team in 2021 after recording the second highest 316 cap in history. Prior to his retirement, Lloyd frequently talked about his 17 years on the national team, saying “I really miss them” in connection with his teammates.
She too Talked about her excitement For the future of the team, despite the shortage of USWNT at the Tokyo Olympics. USWNT, a favorite to win a gold medal, had to win a bronze medal after being upset by Canada in a semi-final match.
In the bronze medal match against Australia, Lloyd won a brace to help the USWNT win 4-3.
“I’m saying goodbye in the field,” Lloyd said earlier. “But I want to continue to help in the best possible way. I will be the biggest fan and the biggest cheerleader. I hope this team will continue to succeed.”