Carli Lloyd doesn't "do fake."
"I'm loyal, I'm real, I'm not afraid to say what I'm thinking," she tells NPR's David Greene.
In her new memoir, When Nobody Was Watching, Lloyd describes the journey that led her to become one of the world's best soccer players.
Her victories have been hard-fought — Lloyd's training began in the small, working class town of Delran, N.J.
"I used to kick the ball up against the curb for hours upon hours," she recalls. She'd gather all the soccer balls she could find, head over to the field, and work on her shot.