Carli Lloyd announced her retirement from soccer.
The 39-year-old forward for the U.S. national team had long hinted she would step away from the game following the Tokyo Olympics after a 16-year international career.
Lloyd scored a pair of goals in the United States' 4-3 victory over Australia to win the bronze medal in Japan.
The national team tweeted that Lloyd would participate in fall friendlies to close out her career.
A legendary career comes to a close 🇺🇸🐐 @CarliLloyd has announced her retirement. The soon-to-be announced four #USWNT fall friendlies will be her final matches in a U.S. uniform, closing out a remarkable career. She will finish the @NWSL season with @GothamFC.
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) August 16, 2021
Lloyd was the first American to score in four different Olympics, and her 10 total goals in the event set a new record among U.S. players.
Mia Hamm and Lloyd are the only two Americans to win the FIFA Women's Player of the Year Award twice.