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Carli Lloyd May Not Be Starting in the World Cup, But She's a Vital Member of Team USA


When the United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) beat Thailand 13-0 in the first round of the 2019 FIFA World Cup, fans were ecstatic. But sports enthusiasts were also surprised to see that co-captain and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Carli Lloyd, was not on the starting roster.

Though she initially watched from the sidelines, Carli made her mark during the record-breaking match by scoring the 13th goal of the game. Here’s what you need to know about Team USA’s oldest and most decorated member.

Why is Carli Lloyd not starting in the World Cup?

It’s simple: USWNT has too many talented players. At age 36, Carli is making room for some of the younger talent, like her co-captains Alex Morgan, 29, and Megan Rapinoe, 33.

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