Carli Lloyd: What you need to know about the World Cup hero

(CNN) — Going into the World Cup, the promo posters and videos featured U.S. players like Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux.

Carli Lloyd was a bit of an afterthought, a bit overlooked. But the 32-year-old came out of soccer’s big event winning our hearts and the respect of her opponents.

The midfielder has been in the U.S. team since 2005. But the New Jersey native wasn’t front of mind, especially after her so-so performance in U.S. opener against Australia.

But oh, how she bounced back.

Now, folks are joking her picture should be placed on the $10 bill.

She hearts New Jersey
She says the place she was born and raised is a working class small town. She used to play pickup soccer against some Turkish expats or she’d just practice on her own, enjoying the solace and working on her shot. While she may move one day…

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