US Forward Carli Lloyd Wins 2nd FIFA Best Player Award | NBC Chicago

US Forward Carli Lloyd Wins 2nd FIFA Best Player Award

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    South Jersey native Carli Lloyd was the hero in Sunday's 5-2 win as the U.S. women's team defeated Japan in the World Cup. NBC 4 New York has been following her progress for some time. In this story from three years ago, anchor Michael Gargiulo catches up with Lloyd before she heads to the Olympics. (Published Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016)

    Carli Lloyd of the United States has won her second straight FIFA's best woman player award.

    Lloyd beat Olympic gold medalist Melanie Behringer of Germany and five-time winner Marta of Brazil.

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    Lloyd says "I honestly was not expecting this."

    Germany did win the women's coaching awards as Silvia Neid earned her second FIFA prize. She also won the 2010 award.

    Neid beat two previous winners: Pia Sundhage of Sweden, the Olympic silver medalist, and last year's winner, Jill Ellis of the United States.