There were two Carli Lloyds at the Olympics for the United States.
One of them is still playing.
Meet Carli Lloyd, a backup setter on the U.S. women’s volleyball team, which will play Japan in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.
The OTHER Carli Lloyd, of course, is the U.S. women’s soccer team star that scored three goals in the Women’s World Cup final last summer. But the United States got bounced in the quarterfinals at the Olympics by Sweden, a dramatic match that saw the Swedes win 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
Volleyball’s Carli said she feels like she knows her namesake on the soccer team, even if they are yet to meet face to face.
“I haven’t met her. Everyone’s asking me about her and wondering if we’re going to meet,” volleyball’s Carli Lloyd said. “The problem is I’m not super into social media so I don’t have a Twitter. Apparently there was something on Twitter. I got a message. Her saying or tweeting something and recognizing I don’t have it. I have followed up a lot like what she’s been doing, listened to a podcast that she did with our sports psyche recently and saw a couple articles that came out. I feel like she’s in my everyday life but I don’t know her personally. It is cool.”
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@ussoccer_wnt) August 5, 2016