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USWNT World Cup soccer star Carli Lloyd has book deal

U.S. national women's soccer team's Carli Lloyd smiles

U.S. national women's soccer team's Carli Lloyd smiles before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles, in Seattle on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. Photo Credit: AP / Elaine Thompson

World Cup soccer star Carli Lloyd, whose three goals in the 2015 final led the U.S. to a 5-2 victory over Japan, has a book deal.

The 33-year-old Lloyd is working on a memoir that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will release in fall 2016. The publisher announced Thursday that the book, currently untitled, will cover her rise from nearly quitting soccer in 2003 and her emphasis on physical and mental strength. An edition for young readers also is planned.

Earlier this summer, the midfielder and Olympic gold medalist scored six goals in seven women's World Cup matches, including a hat trick against Japan.

In a statement released through Houghton Mifflin, Lloyd says she looks forward to sharing her thoughts on a "long journey, sometimes rewarding, sometimes challenging, but worth every moment."


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