Carli Lloyd was named to yet another all-star team. (USA TODAY Sports)
U.S. women’s national team forwards Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan were selected to the 2021 FIFA FIFPRO Women’s XI at The Best FIFA Football Awards on Monday.
The voting was conducted by FIFPRO, the global union for professional football players.
It was the third time that the 39-year-old Lloyd earned a spot on the team. She also was selected in 2015 and 2016. Lloyd retired last year.
The Delran, N.J. native scored 11 goals in 2021, including a brace in the Americans’ 4-3 victory over Australia in the bronze-medal match at the Tokyo Olympics. She added six goals with NJ/NY Gotham FC in the National Women’s Soccer League.
Lloyd enjoyed an excellent season in her final year as a professional by scoring 11 goals in 2021, including a pair of scores to help the United States to a 4-3 win over Australia in the bronze-medal match at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Morgan earned her fourth appearance on the team. She also was chosen in 2016, 2017 and 2019.
The 32-year-old forward tallied eight goals in 20 games with the USA las year, including one in a 5-1 win against New Zealand in the Olympics.
Morgan added had five goals in 15 matches with the Orlando Pride.