Carli Lloyd and Julie Ertz are selected for the USWNT Tokyo Olympics list
Carly Lloyd and Julie Eltz are two of the 18 players who won the gold medal for the U.S. Women’s National Football Team in Tokyo, Japan this summer.
Two local stars Named the USWNT roster on Wednesday Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Summer Olympics have been postponed for one year.
In the quarter-finals of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Lloyd and Oetz were among the 11 players who returned from the team that lost to Sweden in a penalty kick. At the start of the Tokyo Olympics on July 23, 17 players from the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion team will participate in the competition.
Lloyd participates in the Olympics for the fourth time and will turn 39 next month. She will become the oldest Olympian in USWNT history. Lloyd’s fourth Olympic Games is tied for the most in team history.
The town of Delland, New Jersey has scored 8 goals for the United States in 16 Olympic games and is the player with the most goals on the team this year. Lloyd scored the only goal in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics where the U.S. Women’s National Football Team won the gold medal.
Lloyd also played for USWNT in the 2011, 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, including two victories in the last two games. The two-time FIFA Player of the Year became the first player ever to perform a hat-trick in the Women’s World Cup final. She scored three goals in the 2015 final against Japan. Lloyd was subsequently named the best player in the tournament and scored 6 goals and 1 assist in the game, winning the Silver Boot Award.
The South Jersey forward has played 304 games for the U.S. Women’s National Football Team during his career, scoring 125 goals. Her goals and appearances rank fourth and third in USWNT history.
Lloyd currently plays for the New Jersey/New York Gotham Football Club of the National Women’s Football League and lives in Laurel Hill Township in Burlington County.
Ertz, 29, is the wife of the Eagles’ (current) Zach Ertz, who will represent the USWNT for the second time in the Olympics.
The midfielder has played 108 games for the U.S. Women’s National Football Team, including members of the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion teams. Eltz was named the American Football Female Player of the Year in 2017 and 2019.
Ertz, who currently plays for the NWSL Chicago Red Stars, is recovering from an MCL injury she suffered in a game last month. She is expected to be healthy and ready to compete when the Olympics begin later this summer.
Making a roster is always special, especially the Olympic roster! It’s really an honor to be with this team. I am very grateful to those who helped me back and the kind words of encouragement. God is good. Proverbs 3:5 https://t.co/rhqoFBQ2KL
-Julie Johnston Ertz (@julieertz) June 23, 2021
The U.S. women’s national football team won gold medals at the 1996, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.