Carli Lloyd has given the United States women’s soccer team’s haters something over which they now can stew.
The USA forward performed a golf-clap goal celebration Sunday during her team’s 3-0 win over Chile in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Lloyd in the 36th minute headed in her second goal of the game and marked the occasion with a well-played act of sarcasm.
Lloyd’s goals also were notable, as she became the first player in World Cup (men’s or women’s) history to score in six consecutive games.
USA clinched its place in the Round of 16 with the win over Chile, and Lloyd floored the team’s critics with a metaphorical, and polite, knockout punch.