Carli Lloyd struck again in Olympic play, as she scored the winning goal for the United States Women’s National Team against France in group play this afternoon. Her goal off a rebound in the 72nd minute was all the US needed against the #3 ranked team in the world. It was the 8th goal of her Olympic career and the 90th of her national team career.
At age 34, the captain of the three-time defending Olympic Gold winning squad continues to prove she is the best women’s player in the world. She also scored the winning goal in the first game on Wednesday in a 2-0 victory over New Zealand.
It is hard to argue against the Rutgers alumna being the most clutch player in United States soccer history, men’s and women’s combined. Lloyd scored the game winning goals in the 2008 & 2012 Olympic Gold Medal games, as well as last year’s World Cup Final. She continues to dominate her sport and is looking to win her third gold medal in her Olympic career, one year after leading the US to a World Cup last summer.
The US next takes on Colombia in group play Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m.