Carly Lloyd Signs Book Deal

carli_lloydWith her hat-trick performance in the World Cup finals this past July, Carli Lloyd became an instant American sports hero as she led the U.S. Women’s National Team to a 5-2 victory over Japan.

While the celebration of the team’s third World Cup title has carried throughout the summer, Lloyd will publish her memoirs through a deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). Scheduled for release in the fall of 2016, the book will reflect on Lloyd’s soccer career — from almost quitting the game in 2003 to finding a trusted trainer who helped her focus on fitness, mental toughness, and character to become one of the best players in the world.

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“It was clear that Carli channeled something deep inside the day she made history in the World Cup final,” said Susan Canavan, Senior Executive Editor, HMH. “But the fact is she has been working toward this level of supreme athletic performance her entire life, through ups and downs, triumphs and disappointments, all the while with a steely determination. Her story is an inspiration to all women and athletes who strive to achieve something greater — and are willing to work for it.”

“Winning the World Cup with my teammates was one of the most thrilling moments I could imagine,” said Lloyd. “Getting there was a long journey, sometimes rewarding, sometimes challenging, but worth every moment of hard work and sacrifice. I think it will be a book that will inspire and motivate players, fans, coaches and anyone who wants to achieve their dreams.”