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."