World Cup Winner Carli Lloyd Still Fangirls Over Taylor Swift, Comic-Con

by Meredith B. Kile 12:32 PM PDT, July 16, 2015
Playing World Cup Winner Carli Lloyd Still Fangirls Over Taylor Swift, Comic-Con

The World Cup-winning U.S. women's soccer team are rock stars in their own right, but they got to celebrate like it Friday night, joining Taylor Swift onstage for the East Rutherford, New Jersey stop of her 1989 World Tour.

"She’s amazing, first of all," USWNT midfielder Carli Lloyd said of Swift. "You don’t know how people are, but she was so humble, such a class act. We went and met her in her wardrobe room before and then we huddled around her before she was going out on her show and then we went out on-stage with her, which was unbelievable."

There were plenty of people cheering for Lloyd as she helped lead the U.S. team to their first Women’s World Cup victory since 1999. The star midfielder even scored a hat trick in the first half of the championship game to help the U.S. beat Japan. But Carli agreed there’s nothing like hoisting the trophy in front of a stadium full of screaming Swifties.

"That’s a once in a lifetime thing to be able to go out in front of 60,000 fans," she said. "They were all chanting our names and screaming. It was really exciting. The concert was amazing too."

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Lloyd chatted with ET at Comic-Con in San Diego, where the soccer star was enjoying the next leg of her nation-wide victory tour.

"I just got in from New York City, from the ticker tape parade," she said. "Comic-Con is really cool. It’s different. I like to people watch. I like to see the costumes."

Given the team’s meteoric rise in popularity this summer, Lloyd might have to don a costume herself to go unnoticed at the massive fan convention.

"No longer are the days where I just kind of fly under the radar," she said. "Everybody’s recognizing me. Everybody wants pictures. They feel inspired. It’s very cool."

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