Carli Lloyd’s boyfriend Brian Hollins has been engaged to her since 2015 but has known Carli his whole life. According to him, he would watch her take soccer balls onto the field between their houses as she chased them around to train.
I guess she knows he has a unique perspective of her journey as a soccer player.
Lloyd entered the World Cup as one of the team's lesser-known stars, but she'll be the focus of this team and the year-long lead-up to the Olympics.
When the Olympics are over, Lloyd and Hollins will finally tie the knot.
The same single-minded focus that makes her Clutch Carli, that let her dominate the top-ranked Germans with a goal and an assist in the United States’ 2-0 semifinal win, kept her friends and family from seeing it live after she told them to not to come to Canada. She doesn’t have to worry about me being in the stands, family being there, doesn’t have to worry about meeting up after the game. She’s there to do business,’’ Hollins told The Post. If it works, it works.” Hollins grasps the need for focus.
They maintained a long-distance relationship throughout college as they pursued their athletic endeavors.
Hollins shared a story about how competitive Carli is.
We’re not afraid to give her space and let her do what she has to do.’’ It’s worked, with Lloyd — a Mt.
Laurel (NJ) resident and Rutgers’ all-time leading scorer — notching three goals and an assist in her last three games.
The two grew up together and have been dating since high school.