Carli Lloyd Says She'll Pass No. 10 USWNT Jersey Down to Lindsey Horan After Retiring

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVOctober 21, 2021

ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 9: Carli Lloyd #10 of Gotham FC runs off the field during the warmup before a game between NJ/NY Gotham City FC and Orlando Pride at Exploria Stadium on October 9, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Jeremy Reper/ISI Photos/Getty Images)
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Lindsey Horan will be the next No. 10 for the United States women's soccer team.

Carli Lloyd revealed she will pass the number to her teammate upon retirement via a message on Instagram:

"Seems fitting as we celebrate your [100th] cap to also pass the #10 to you @lindseyhoran10. Could not be more proud of the player you have become and the player you continue to push yourself to be. You are an amazing human being. Never change. I am so honored to pass the 10 to you when I say goodbye on 10/26. Wear it with pride every second you take the field. I will always be with you. I'll be your biggest fan forever! Love ya my friend."

Horan recently made history by scoring in her 100th game with the national team during a win over New Zealand:

U.S. Soccer WNT @USWNT

Did you know: <a href="https://twitter.com/LindseyHoran?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@LindseyHoran</a> is just the 7th player in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USWNT?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#USWNT</a> history to score in her 100th cap. <br><br>A look at her journey to 💯 🎬⤵️ <a href="https://t.co/lcB3MVPrLE">pic.twitter.com/lcB3MVPrLE</a>

As for Lloyd, she will retire following a friendly against South Korea on Oct. 26. She is one of the best American soccer players in history and goes into Thursday's match with South Korea fourth on the all-time international goals list with 132.

She is behind only Canada's Christine Sinclair and the United States' Abby Wambach and Mia Hamm. Lloyd is also a two-time World Cup winner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time FIFA Player of the Year. 

Those will be big shoes to fill for Horan.             


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