Rutgers legend Carli Lloyd continues to accumulate records in her already magnificent career, as she became the first player in tournament history to score a goal in six consecutive World Cup matches on Sunday. Lloyd scored twice to lead the United States to a 3-0 victory over Chile and clinching advancement to the knockout stage, despite having one game left in the group stage.
After being moved to the bench in recent weeks, Lloyd started on Sunday and proved she was still a world class talent for the United States.
Lloyd also moved into third place all-time in US history with 10 World Cup goals, trailing only Michelle Akers who has 12 and Abby Wambach with 14. The former Rutgers star is playing in her fourth World Cup and is a two-time FIFA Player of the Year, as well as two-time Olympic Gold Medalist. She has already secured her legacy as one of the greatest women soccer players of all-time and continues to add to her resume at the age of 36.
Check out her goals here:
WHAT A GOAL FROM CARLI LLOYD!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 16, 2019
Dream start for the USA! pic.twitter.com/txYUkQTCTN
The US and Sweden are both 2-0 in Group F play and will face each other this Thursday, June 20th at 3:00 p.m. on FOX. The knockout stage round of 16 takes place from June 22nd through June 25th. Good luck to Lloyd and the rest of the United States womens national team on their quest to win two consecutive World Cup Championships.
Bonus: Fellow Rutgers legend and former national team player Alexi Lalas talking up Lloyd and Rutgers as well.