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NJYS Players Treated to Memorable Experience with NJYS Ambassador Carli Lloyd

Photo courtesy of Sky Blue FC.

Piscataway, N.J. (Sept. 17, 2019) ― Following the Sky Blue FC home match against the Chicago Red Stars on Sunday night, a group of NJ Youth Soccer players and parents had the special opportunity to join a photo with Sky Blue FC star and NJYS Ambassador Carli Lloyd.

"Playing this great sport in New Jersey provided me more opportunities than I ever could have imagined," said Lloyd. "I appreciate these opportunities to give back and encourage young players to develop a similar love for soccer."

Lloyd continues to prove herself as a leader and role model, generously posing with her fans after playing the full 90 minutes for Sky Blue FC. After the game, approximately 200 NJYS players and parents eagerly awaited the opportunity to take a photo with the U.S. Women's National Team captain and two-time FIFA Player of the Year.

Read below for some of the reactions from players who took part in this memorable experience:

"It makes me want to get out and play!" - Kacey Cupit, Age 11, Watchung Hills Soccer Association
"I love Carli because she teaches us that dreams can come true!" - Juliet Cupit, Age 8, Watchung Hills Soccer Association
"It was great seeing so many of the World Cup champions at one game and seeing how great they play in person." - Natalia Bodyziak, Age 12, Montville Glory
"The highlight of the night was when Carli Lloyd waved to me and my teammates during warmups and then fist-pumped me in the post-game photo opportunity." - Karolina Bodyziak, Age 10, Parsippany Soccer Academy

Sky Blue FC has one home match remaining on its 2019 schedule, with the team welcoming Ali Krieger and the Orlando Pride to open a doubleheader at Red Bull Arena on Sunday, September 29th. (Purchase Sky Blue FC tickets | Purchase Red Bulls tickets.)

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