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Carli Lloyd gets loving sendoff in farewell match

Carli Lloyd "walked off into retirement" during last night's USWNT win over South Korea at Allianz Field. In the 64th minute of the friendly, Lloyd "took off her soccer boots and game jersey in the middle of the field, blew a kiss to a nearly full Allianz Field and embraced her teammates and coaches." Fans "said farewell with flowers, signs and jerseys worn all night long and she returned the love in a five-minute speech after the game was over." She said, "This is one of the most special nights I've ever had in my life." Before she left the game, Lloyd took off the jersey with her surname on the back and "revealed the same jersey underneath," only with the last name of her husband, golfer Brian Hollins (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 10/27).

Before Lloyd kicked off the game, "fans in the announced crowd of 18,115 chanted her name in a call and response." She "didn’t score in the 6-0 U.S. win Tuesday, but there was plenty to celebrate" (St. Paul PIONEER PRESS, 10/27).

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