Carli Lloyd will play one final game with the USWNT on Tuesday against South Korea as the national team says goodbye to one of its greatest ever players. Lloyd — as has been the case since 2008 — will wear the No. 10 on her jersey for her sendoff.
The best players in the history of the sport have worn the iconic number ten. Marta, Pelé, Messi and Maradona are fitting company for Lloyd. The 39-year-old has been the USWNT’s No. 10 for almost 14 years. Before Lloyd, Aly Wagner wore the number and Michelle Akers before her.
Who Will The Next USWNT No. 10 Be?
Lloyd announced on Instagram that after she retires from the national team, she will pass on her jersey number to Lindsey Horan.
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Horan has 23 goals in 105 appearances with the USWNT. She made her 100th appearance for the national team this summer.
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Lloyd will finish her career as the third highest scoring player in USWNT history. After 315 appearances with the USWNT she has scored 134 goals. You wouldn’t doubt her to score a couple more in her final game against South Korea.