Olympic Soccer Hero Returns Home to NJ

Carli Lloyd, a native of Delran, N.J., and a Rutgers grad, scored both U.S. goals to lead the women's team to Olympic gold in a 2-1 victory against Japan on Thursday

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012  |  Updated 11:17 AM EDT
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Carli Lloyd had the golden touch in the gold medal match as she scored twice to lead Team USA 2-1 over Japan.

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U.S. women's soccer champ Carli Lloyd says the victory at the London Olympics hasn't sunk in yet.     

Lloyd spoke to reporters Tuesday while more than 100 children practiced their drills at Universal Soccer Academy in Lumberton.     

Lloyd practiced on the same fields after losing her long-held starting job weeks before the London games. She says she thought her life was over.     

She got back on the field when Shannon Boxx injured her hamstring in the opening game.     

The Delran, N.J., native and Rutgers grad scored both U.S. goals to lead the women's team to Olympic gold in a 2-1 victory against Japan in London.     

She also scored the winning goal against Brazil in Beijing four years ago.

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