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Carli Lloyd grills USWNT for dancing and celebrating after the 0-0 draw vs. Portugal

United States women’s national team legend Carli Lloyd has become one of the big talking points of the USWNT’s 0-0 draw vs. Portugal on Tuesday.

Lloyd was not enthused to see her former teammates dancing and celebrating after the lackluster performance and went on a mini rant.

Carli Lloyd rant about USWNT celebrating

"I have never witnessed something like that," Lloyd said. "There's a difference between being respectful of the fans and saying hello to your family. But to be dancing, to be smiling — I mean, the player of that match was that post. You're lucky to not be going home right now."

Head coach Vlatko Andonovski fired back saying the questioning of his team’s mentality is “insane.”

“To question the mentality of this team, to question the willingness to win, to compete, I think is insane,” Andonovski said.

Lloyd’s final moments of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after losing to Canada featured her running sprints all alone. Perhaps that’s what Lloyd wanted to see from the team on Tuesday.

I have a humorous image in my head of Lloyd traveling to Eden Park, where the USWNT drew Portugal, and doing sprints alone in the corner while her former teammates celebrate.


Lloyd’s comments have split the U.S. fanbase quite a bit with some choosing the 41-year-old’s side and others pointing out some of her decisions in the past with her club team.

Her co-host Alexi Lalas tweeted in her defense after the wave of criticism.

While the people of the USWNT-sphere are at each other’s throats, the Swedes are licking their chops at the sight of this wounded gazelle in the Serengeti we call the U.S. women’s national team.

The mentality of the team won’t matter all that much if Vlatko’s tactics and squad stay the same. The USWNT's Round of 16 game will be played on Sunday at 5 a.m. ET.

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