USA Soccer Star Carli Lloyd Visits Chatham; Still Hungry for More Gold

The Welburn family of Chatham were among the fans who came to see Carli Lloyd. Pictured at mom Nicole Welburn, with her Shea, Shannon, Jack and Brady Credits: TAP Chatham
Carli Lloyd receives a Chatham shirt from Janice Piccolo, director of Chatham Community Services, and Borough Council member Vicki Fife Credits: TAP Chatham
Carli Lloyd prepares for autograph session at Legends Gallery at the Chatham Sports Shop Credits: TAP Chatham
World Cup MVP Carli Lloyd visited Chatham during Fishawack on Saturday Credits: TAP Chatham
Carli Lloyd greets soccer fans at Legends Gallery in the Chatham Sports Shop Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - USA women's soccer star Carli Lloyd isn't one to rest on her considerable accomplishments.

Despite scoring a hat trick in the 2015 World Cup final against Japan and earning the Gold Ball as the MVP, the striker isn't taking anything for granted this summer when the USA women go for gold at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Lloyd spoke about her future plans and the upcoming Olympics on Saturday when she signed autographs and posed for pictures at Legends Gallery in the Chatham Sports Shop.

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"It feels good (to be on top), but I consider myself and our team as underdogs and we have to crawl our way to the top," Lloyd said. "It's a new year, a new event, the (2015) World Cup is packed away and we have to get ready for Rio. I prepared myself by being an underdog every single day."

Lloyd, 34, will continue to represent the USA by competing in the 2019 Women's World Cup and the 2020 Olympics. That's when she'll retire from playing.

"I think I definitely want to stay involved in the game in some capacity" Lloyd said. "Probably not as a coach. The parents are a little crazy thes days."

Carli Lloyd talks about her future and the 2016 Olympics in Brazil this summer


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