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Carli Lloyd meets Lionel Messi, gets autograph

Two of the best soccer players in the world met in Houston on Monday: 2015 Women’s World Cup Golden Ball winner Carli Lloyd met four-time FIFA World Player of the Year Lionel Messi. Oh, and Lloyd got an autograph:

Messi is in Houston with Argentina to face Bolivia at the BBVA Compass Stadium — home of the Dash — on Friday.

There’s no word on whether or not Messi got a reciprocating autograph from Lloyd, but it would have been a wise move. Lloyd is the heavy favorite to win the 2015 Women’s World Player of the Year award after her stellar second half of the World Cup, scoring six goals in seven games, including a hat trick in the first 16 minutes of the final. The U.S. beat Japan, 5-2 in the final for a record third World Cup title.

On Tuesday, Lloyd hit the gridiron to teach the Houston Texans how to kick field goals:


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