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Carli Lloyd on Fueling Greatness with Discipline



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Ryan speaks with Carli Lloyd about the intense discipline that it takes to be a professional athlete at the highest level, how she was able to bounce back from being cut from the Women’s National Under-21 team, how Stoicism informed her soccer career, and more.

Carli Lloyd is a former American professional Soccer player who retired in 2021. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, two-time FIFA Player of the Year, and a four-time Olympian (2008, 2012, 2016 and 2021). Lloyd scored the gold medal-winning goals in the finals of the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics. Lloyd also helped the United States win their titles at the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cups, the bronze medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, and she played for the team at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup where the U.S. finished in second place. She currently stars on Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test on Fox.

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