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Carli Lloyd Says 2019 World Cup Was 'Worst Time of My Life'

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Published on October 16, 2019 - Duration: 01:20s

Carli Lloyd Says 2019 World Cup Was 'Worst Time of My Life'

Carli Lloyd Says 2019 World Cup Was 'Worst Time of My Life' .

In an interview with Julie Foudy on her ESPN podcast, .

Lloyd spoke about her diminished role with the U.S. women's national team.

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I'm not going to lie and sugarcoat it.

It was absolutely the worst time of my life.

It affected my relationship with my husband, with friends.

It really was rock bottom of my entire career.

, Carli Lloyd, via ESPN.

Lloyd played in all seven 2019 World Cup games, but her only start came in the group stage against Chile.

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There's no denying it.

I deserved to be on that field that whole World Cup, but I wasn't.

And I think I've grown as a person, as a player.

It sucked.

It absolutely sucked.

, Carli Lloyd, via ESPN.

Lloyd became the oldest player to score two goals in a World Cup game, a month shy of her 37th birthday.

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She scored in the first two games to set a new record with goals in six consecutive World Cup games.

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Lloyd was happy to celebrate a second straight World Cup championship with her teammates.

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I was super happy for my teammates and happy for Megan (Rapinoe), who put the team on her back, and for several other players.

It was great to see.

, Carli Lloyd, via ESPN

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