2016 Rio Olympics: The two Carli Lloyds are here to confuse us all
Two athletes with the exact same name were named to U.S. Olympic teams
The U.S. Olympic teams for both women's soccer and women's volleyball were announced on Tuesday, and you'll notice something both teams have in common.
There's Carli Lloyd, the midfielder on the U.S. soccer team who scored the gold medal-winning goals in the finals of both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, and netted a hat trick in the 2015 Women's World Cup final.
Then there's Carli Lloyd, the volleyball setter from Cal who helped the U.S. national team win gold at the 2015 Pan American Games.
They are two different athletes -- both going to the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Lloyd is a common enough surname, but what's truly remarkable is that there are almost infinite ways to spell the players' first name.
Carly, Carlie, Karley, Q'arlee.
But nope, both players' parents had to go ahead and spell their names the exact same way just to confuse everyone.
This will surely lead to some sort of problem when it comes to dorm assignments, interview requests or other logistical procedures down in Rio.
The soccer player is by far the more well known of the two, so there could definitely be some disappointed fans beside the "Carli Lloyd Autographs" sign when the volleyball player walks out.
Maybe the volleyball player could adopt the middle initial and go with "Carli E. Lloyd." Or even better, the writer-esque "C. Ellen Lloyd." That has a nice ring to it.
In any case it's a good problem to have, considering they are both Olympians.
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