Latest Carli Lloyd News

Lloyd navigates her 4th Olympics for the US women's team

Jul. 25, 2021 05:51 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Nobody was kicking herself more than Carli Lloyd. The veteran forward was lamenting her missed chances, even though the U.S. national team defeated New Zealand 6-1 in the group stage of the women's soccer tournament at the Tokyo Olympics. ...

US rebounds from opening loss with 6-1 win over New Zealand

Jul. 24, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — After a stunning loss in the opener, the U.S. women's soccer team vowed to be ruthless against New Zealand. And they rebounded in a big way. The Americans cruised to a 6-1 rout of New Zealand in front of First Lady Jill Biden...

Sweden stuns US 3-0 in women's soccer at Olympics

Jul. 21, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sweden didn't have to bunker down on defense against the Americans this time. Stina Blackstenius scored a pair of goals and the Swedes stunned the United States at the Olympics with a 3-0 victory Wednesday in the women's soccer tournament. ...

The Latest: Top shooter tests positive, will miss Tokyo

Jul. 21, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: Top-ranked shooter Amber Hill has tested positive for COVID-19 at home in Britain and will miss the Tokyo Olympics. ...

For Carli Lloyd, other older Olympians, age is just a number

Jul. 20, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Much has been made about Carli Lloyd's age. The American forward will be — gasp! — 39 when the Olympics soccer tournament kicks off. But for all the focus on Lloyd, she's not even going to be the oldest athlete competing in Tokyo. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 09, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Pfizer vaccine...

The power of 10: Tatum eager to wear Bryant's Olympic number

Jul. 07, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jayson Tatum was 15 when he made his first USA Basketball national team. It was 2013, when he got picked to play in the FIBA Americas U-16 championships at Uruguay. And one of the biggest thrills from that experience was getting his jersey. It bore No....

US women defeat Mexico 4-0 in final tune-up before Olympics

Jul. 05, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Tobin Heath scored her second goal in as many games and the United States beat Mexico 4-0 on Monday in the American women's final match before the Olympics. The United States is undefeated in 44 straight matches, the second-longest unbeaten...

The U.S. women are the team to beat in Tokyo. Of course.

Jun. 29, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

The United States women’s national soccer team has something to prove at the Tokyo Olympics. It's not so much about revenge after a surprising loss to Sweden at the 2016 Rio Games but, rather, a new goal: The U.S. can become the first team to win an Olympics following a...

Carli Lloyd makes U.S. soccer team for her 4th Olympics

Jun. 23, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

Carli Lloyd is headed to her fourth Olympics after all. The 38-year-old Lloyd had vowed after the 2019 World Cup that she would push to make the Olympic team for before stepping away from the sport. But then the Tokyo Games were pushed back a year because of the pandemic,...