USWNT legend Carli Lloyd shared one of her most embarrassing moments representing the United States, when her team lost to the FC Dallas boys U-15 team.
While answering questions on X, Lloyd was asked by one user “Carli is it true you lost to a bunch of 15 year old boys?”
“Yes it’s true. I know…thousands of people have already brought that up,” Lloyd answered. “They were good.
Lloyd went on to say the loss wasn’t the only she experienced at the hands of a male team, but that it helped her secure some prestigious tournaments, including gold medals at two FIFA World Cups (2015, 2019) and two Olympics (2008, 2012)
“We actually lost to a youth Bayern Munich team in my career as well but then we went on to win Olympics and World Cups. So…..” Lloyd added.
FC Dallas defeated the USWNT 5-2, and was used by the US as a tune up before an international friendly against Russia, according to CBSSports.
One user shared a photo under Lloyd’s post showcasing the size difference between the women and the teen boys.
“Typically when someone mentions this, I’ll post one of the pub photos of you standing with one of the boys… who is a foot taller than you. I mean, c’mon!” one user commented.
“They should beat us. Bigger, stronger, faster! Boys always gave us a run for our money! It was great prep,” Lloyd wrote in response.
The photo is of Tanner Tessmann with several of the US women including Megan Rapinoe, who has come under fire for her defense of allowing transgender people to compete against women.
Tessman is currently listed by the USMNT team as a supplemental slots 29-30, and is signed to play with Venezia FC in Italy’s Serie A.
Some users came to Lloyd’s defense saying the biology between the female soccer players and males, including 15 -year-old boys are vastly different.
“Tbf that class of players from the FCD academy was generational,” one person commented.
“I still think you could have psyched them out. Like told thier goalie that he was going to fail his drivers test,” another joked.