For years, soccer icon & star of FOX’s “U.S. Special Forces: The World’s Toughest Test” Carli Lloyd has been inspiring us with her incredible words of wisdom. Check out 10 of our favorite Carli quotes from the pages of SJ Magazine. 

“What’s really cool is that I’m an inspiration and a role model because I go to work every single day, put my head down and do what I need to do.”

“I’ve been Carli Lloyd, the soccer player, but that’s not who I want to be when I’m away from the soccer field. I’m just Carli. I’m someone who grew up in Delran and worked really hard at her craft.”

“No make-up, no craft services, no calls home, no cell phone, no alarm clock, no hairbrush, no moisturizer, no clothes besides your wet and dry kit provided, no flushing toilets (only buckets), 1 shower, 1 big tent, 16 recruits each sleeping on a cot with our own personal boxes with only 3 bras, 3 underwear, electrolytes,

sunscreen and ear plugs that I was allowed to bring!”

“This was the hardest thing I’ve ever done mentally, physically and emotionally. I mean, hands down, it put every ounce of training that I’ve done to shame. Every tough, challenging situation, every tough championship, anything I’ve ever done, literally to shame.”

“I’m a go-getter. I’m someone who wants to constantly find ways to make myself better. To do that, I have to get out of my comfort zone.”

“I think there’s always these self-doubts that we have internally. But if there’s something I truly want to do in life, I know I can do it. And I don’t need to fear that I can’t.”

“I was ready to put my husband first. We’ve been together for 22 years, and this is the closest we’ve felt. He’s got all of me now, and before, it was a sacrifice. I was ready to spend more time with my family, friends and really just actually live life – go out, have some cocktails, have a dinner that maybe isn’t the healthiest dinner, just literally have fun.” 

“It’s kind of an unwritten rule for my husband and me that we were going to live in New Jersey. It’s home to us.” 

“There is no straight and simple road to the top. If you want to become great at anything in life, you have to be willing to be knocked over and get back up, over and over again.” 

“Let your players play with freedom. Let them play street-style soccer and let them express themselves. Let them play and not be afraid to make mistakes.”


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