US forward Carli Lloyd showed no signs of slowing down during her team’s 9-0 battering against Paraguay on Thursday night, scoring five goals despite announcing her retirement from professional football earlier this year.
The 39-year-old soccer star found the back of the net twice within the first six minutes of the friendly at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio, before scoring two more in the first half.
Teammates Andi Sullivan and Lynn Williams also contributed to their side’s win to lead 6-0 against their opponents at half time.
Sullivan scored again barely five minutes after the second half whistle, while Lloyd finished her stellar performance with a header in the 61st minute.
US striker Tobin Heath wrapped up her team’s victory by scoring the final goal of the match.
“That was fun,” Lloyd told ESPN in a post-match interview. “I’m just trying to savor it because I want time to go a little bit slower – because one game is down and I have three left.
“Great game, good to be out there with my teammates, and you know, overall good performance,” she added.