Carli Lloyd: “I cannot wait to get back with the team and get to work!” (Outfoxed Media Photo)
It never gets old for Carli Lloyd.
The Sky Blue FC midfielder-forward was called into training camp by U.S. women’s national team head coach Vlatko Andonovski Wednesday.
Lloyd, the hero of two Olympic gold-medal matches and the 2015 Women’s World Cup final, has made 294 international apperances, scoring 123 goals.
“As I enter the 16th year of my career, it is still exciting to be called into the first USWNT camp of the year,” Lloyd said in a statement. “I have recovered from my injury and am feeling fit, strong, and sharp. I cannot wait to get back with the team and get to work!”
The 38-year-old Lloyd missed the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup and Fall Series with a knee injury.
Defender Margaret “Midge” Purce also was to the 27-player roster, her third consecutive camp under Andonovski.
The USWNT will hold its January training camp from Jan. 9-22 in Orlando, Fla. The camp will conclude with two games against Colombia, on Jan. 18 (7 p.m. ET on FS1) and Jan. 22 (7 p.m. ET on ESPN2). Both matches will be played at Exploria Stadium in Orlando.
GOALKEEPERS (4): Aubrey Bledsoe (Washington Spirit), Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS (10): Alana Cook (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC), Emily Fox (UNC), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit), Margaret Purce (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Jaelin Howell (Florida State), Rose Lavelle (Manchester City/ENG), Catarina Macario (Stanford), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash), Samantha Mewis (Manchester City/ENG), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit)
FORWARDS (5): Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC), Mallory Pugh (Chicago Red Stars), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC), Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage)