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MAKER Carli Lloyd Releases New Memoir: "When Nobody Was Watching"

Olympic and World Cup soccer champion Carli Lloyd scored the winning goals for the U.S in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. She was also named 2015's FIFA Player of the Year.

On Monday, the MAKER released her autobiography detailing her early days as a soccer player and the tense relationship she has with her family.

Lloyd mentions how she struggled with her career in 2003 and it wasn't until she met a trusted trainer, James Galanis, when she was able to turn things around and gain mental toughness.

Together they set to work, training day and night, fighting to build her character.

Lloyd talked to espnW about the book, and shared an excerpt about the day that led up to the 2015 World Cup final — which became the most memorable game of her career.

Click here to read the full excerpt from her book and watch her exclusive MAKERS story in the video player above.

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