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Carli Lloyd's journey to soccer celebrity was one of pain and persistence

Carli Lloyd's journey to soccer celebrity was one of pain and persistence

Carli Lloyd’s long climb to global soccer stardom has been neither quick nor easy. And she’s seemingly had as many people rooting against her as she’s had cheering for her.

But don’t take my word on that. Ask Lloyd.

Or better yet read her book, “When Nobody Was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey to the Top of the Soccer World,” which goes on sale Monday.

In the book, written with Wayne Coffey, Lloyd goes over lots of familiar turf: her decision to nearly quit soccer after being dropped from an age-group national team; her work with personal coach-cum-guru James Galanis, who remade Lloyd as both a person and a player; her friendship...

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