Soccer superstar Carli Lloyd has Rio on her mind. The famed midfielder, who led the U.S. Women's National team to a World Cup win this summer, said Wednesday that she's already preparing for her next big challenge, the summer Olympics in 2016.
"I took some time after the World Cup, but now it's looking out towards Olympic qualifying in February and after that it's all business mode until Rio," Lloyd told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street."
Lloyd, a two-time Olympic Gold medalist, played in Brasilia, Brazil, in December when the U.S. WNT played, but she said she's never been to Rio and she's looking forward to playing there.
Lloyd has led the U.S. National team in two previous Olympics, in 2008 & 2012.
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But Lloyd said she's keeping her focus on what she does best: soccer. "I set the bar high after the World Cup Final and now I have to keep getting better and improving," she said.
The New Jersey native said her schedule has been hectic since her World Cup victory, where she became the first woman ever to score a hat trick in the finals, opening the door to more public appearances and marketing deals.
"I just have a lot going on, but you have to put your mind to it and power through," she said.
Beyond Rio, Lloyd addressed reports that she was interested in one day moving to the United Kingdom.
She said that right now she's focused on helping grow the National Women's Soccer League, but she wouldn't rule it out in the future.
"Who is to say that two or three years down the road, if that door comes knocking, I'll see if it's the best fit for me. I do like England and the area, so you never know," she said.
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