Lauren Holiday announces retirement from U.S. women's national team
U.S. women's national team midfielder Lauren Holiday will retire from international competition, she said Tuesday, according to SI’s Grant Wahl.
Holiday, 27, said she will finish the current season with her NWSL club FC Kansas City. It's unclear whether she will play in the team’s victory tour friendlies, which commence with a pair against Costa Rica next month.
Holiday explained that she would like to focus on her family. She is married to New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday.
After coming through the U.S. youth ranks, Holiday made her senior national team debut in 2007, while she was still a student at UCLA. She has earned 130 caps and scored 24 goals in her international career.
Her most recent, and potentially final goal, came in Sunday's World Cup final, when Holiday scored the third American goal on a perfectly-struck volley.
- Dan Gartland