Carli Lloyd’s final USWNT appearance is Tuesday, Oct. 26, in a friendly against South Korea from Saint Paul, Minnesota. One of the greatest women’s soccer players of all time is retiring at the end of the NWSL season to start a family, and she’ll have one last sendoff with the national team. To commemorate her final cap, Fox Soccer will have a dedicated stream — a Carli Cam, if you will — following her every move at Allianz Field, according to Engadget.
Lloyd will retire as the second-most capped player in USWNT history with 316 appearances behind world record holder Kristine Lilly’s 354. Lloyd’s 134 international goals rank fourth all time and third in USWNT history, having recently passed Lilly’s 130 to only trail Christine Sinclair (188), Abby Wambach (184) and Mia Hamm (158).
A two-time Women’s World Cup and Olympics champion and two-time FIFA women’s player of the year, Lloyd has had a remarkable career that will come to an end after Tuesday’s friendly.
How To Watch Carli Lloyd Final USWNT Appearance
- What: Carli Lloyd Final USWNT Appearance
- Who: USWNT vs. South Korea
- Where: Allianz Field, Saint Paul, Minnesota
- When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26
- TV: FS1, TUDN USA
- Carli Cam: Fox Sports Facebook/YouTube, Fox Sports App
The USA-South Korea match will be broadcast live on FS1 and TUDN USA at 8 p.m. ET. The match and the broadcast will most definitely have special send-off moments dedicated to Lloyd, but if you’re only interested in what Lloyd is doing, the Carli Cam will be available on Fox Sports’ Facebook and YouTube accounts, plus the Fox Sports app.
After coming on for about 30 minutes in Thursday’s 0-0 draw with South Korea, I suspect Vlatko Andonovski will start Lloyd on Tuesday. This way he’ll be able to sub her off at some point (probably late in the second half) to give the fans in Minnesota a chance to cheer her off the pitch.
Tuesday’s match won’t be Lloyd’s final game as a professional, as she will still play out the rest of the NWSL season with Gotham FC. Currently Gotham is in fifth place and in strong position to make the playoffs with two games left, giving Lloyd a few more moments in the spotlight before she hangs up her boots.
For more on Carli Lloyd’s final USWNT appearance, read about who she’s passing the famed No. 10 jersey to next here and how these farewells are stagnating an already stale USWNT here.
Elsewhere in Minnesota, Megan Rapinoe, who herself has been coy about retirement plans at the age of 36, this weekend visited Black Hart in Saint Paul, a queer soccer bar that commissioned a fantastic mural of the hero of the 2019 Women’s World Cup.
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