THE SOOTHING POWER OF GOLD

BY LUIGUI BARRAGAN

Photo by Lefteris Pitarakis/AP Photo

Carli Lloyd’s Olympic success burns brighter than the torch that symbolizes the Games.  The thirty year-old midfielder from New Jersey has taken part in two gold medal matches with the U.S. women’s soccer team, and has scored every goal in both games for the Americans.  In 2008, in Beijing, Lloyd struck gold with a shot from just outside the penalty area in the 95th minute, breaking a scoreless tie between the United States and Brazil.  Four years later in London, Lloyd doubled her efforts, scoring twice, resulting in a third consecutive gold medal for the U.S. in women’s soccer. Continue Reading →