Carli Lloyd visited Instagram on Wednesday to further elaborate on recent comments on USNWT culture.
Hope Solo Speaks is a new podcast hosted by former USWNT goalkeeper Hope Solo, Lloyd. She said “I don’t like it” I’ve been playing for the team in recent years as cultural changes are recognized.
In a video posted on her social media, she refused to give her a specific name, but called on both her teammates and USWNT management.
“Without collective goals, no team or business can succeed in a poor culture. No successful team can be bigger than winning,” she said. .. “And when things and other things get bigger than performance and willingness to win, it’s when culture isn’t enough anymore.
“By culture, I refer to mentality. I respect coaches, teammates, and support staff. I also respect motivation, desire, hunger, fighting, accepting roles, and maximizing your abilities. Talking about demonstrating. Give everything every time you step into the field, give everything in training, whether it’s 5 minutes in the field, 10 minutes in the field, 60 minutes in the field, or 90 minutes in the field. Regardless, give everything. It doesn’t matter.
“You represent the coat of arms and proudly represent your country, because there are millions of other people who want to play for the national team, so it’s natural. I can’t think of it. “
Lloyd also talked “State of the Union” podcast On Tuesday, he said there was some change in focus after the USWNT won the 2015 World Cup. Subsequent culture was “toxic,” she said, and some players chose to focus on building their own brand rather than winning as a team.
“By winning the World Cup in 2015, we’re clearly on a very big stage, we’re starting to get support and the spotlight. We’ve seen a change in people’s thinking.” Lloyd said. “It’s more about what you can do to build your brand from the field. What can I do to sign an approval deal?
Lloyd retired from the national team in 2021 after recording the second highest 316 cap in history.