When Nobody Was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey to the Top of the Soccer World (Paperback)

When Nobody Was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey to the Top of the Soccer World By Carli Lloyd, Wayne Coffey Cover Image

When Nobody Was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey to the Top of the Soccer World (Paperback)


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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. From the superstar who is going to Tokyo for her fourth Olympics—the oldest player the US women's national team has ever sent.

“If you are a real soccer player—then this is the book for you to read . . . Inspiring and uplifting.”—GoalNation

In 2015, the US Women’s National Soccer Team won its first FIFA championship in sixteen years, culminating in an epic final game that electrified soccer fans around the world. It featured a gutsy, brilliant performance by team captain and midfielder Carli Lloyd, who made history that day, scoring a hat trick during the first sixteen minutes.?
But there was a time when Carli almost quit the sport. In 2003 she was struggling, her soccer career at a crossroads. Then she found a trusted trainer, James Galanis, who saw in Carli a player with raw talent, skill, and a great dedication to the game. Together they set to work, training day and night, fighting, grinding it out. Despite all the naysayers, the times she was benched, the moments when her self-confidence took a nosedive, she succeeded in becoming one of the best players in the world and bound for the Summer Games in 2021 at thirty-nine.
CARLI LLOYD is captain of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team and has been named the FIFA World Player of the Year for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). The midfielder led the U.S. team to World Cup victory in 2015 and also scored the gold-medal winning goals in both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. She has played in three FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments, helping the U.S. win bronze, silver and then gold. In 2015 she was also awarded the FIFA Golden Ball and the Silver Boot. The New Jersey native currently plays for Manchester City Women FC in England. Follow Carli at carlilloyd.com or on Twitter @CarliLloyd.

WAYNE COFFEY is an award-winning sports journalist and the author of more than thirty books, including such New York Times bestsellers as The Closer with Mariano Rivera; Wherever I Wind Up with R. A. Dickey; and Above the Line with Urban Meyer.
Product Details ISBN: 9781328745620
ISBN-10: 1328745627
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: September 5th, 2017
Pages: 272
Language: English

When Nobody Was Watching provides a harrowing account of athletes’ sacrifices. Lloyd’s single-mindedness has undoubtedly put her in a different plane to most people.” –The Guardian     “…the point of the memoir…is to show how dedication and a relentless work ethic can overcome an endless series of obstacles, both personal and professional.” –L.A. Times     “We are reminded time and time again that our role models, the people we think we know because they play for our favorite team, are not at all who we thought. Otherworldly skills and talents aside, they face the same challenges, heartbreaks and doubts as we do. That’s the message that comes through in Lloyd’s book…” –USA Today   "A remarkable portrait of the relentless drive and sacrifice required to truly be the best." –Booklist   "If you are a real soccer player – then this is the book for you to read . . .Open and refreshing . . . From the preface to the epilogue, this book is filled with passion and the solid wisdom of a winner . . . Inspiring and uplifting. Definitely a GREAT READ."  –GoalNation   "Hard to put down . . . A must read for women's soccer followers and hopefully sets a standard for future books on the women's game." –TribalFootball