Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 8/11/12

Carli Lloyd is an Olympic hero. She earned that honor by scoring both of the U.S. women’s soccer team’s goals on Thursday during their 2-1 win over Japan in the gold medal game. As we know, the London Olympics have been a very busy time for all of the athletes involved. Twitter makes it slightly easier to stay up on what’s going on in the world, but it is not always that simple. A recent exchange of tweets between Lloyd and former Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino proved that earlier this week.

Wanted to send a congrats @carlilloyd on your big game… #OlympicGold #3Peat #USA

— Shane Victorino (@ShaneVictorino) August 10, 2012

thank you! I’m a big fan of yours. go Phils! “@shanevictorino: Wanted to send a congrats @carlilloyd on your big game.. #OlympicGold #USA

— Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd) August 10, 2012

As the average baseball fan could tell you, Victorino has not played for Philadelphia since July 29. In fact, he has already taken on a leadership role with his new team, the Dodgers. As the Philadelphia fan blog The 700 Level pointed out, Lloyd is from a part of New Jersey that is relatively close to Philly. If she’s a Phillies fan and likes really does like the Flyin’ Hawaiian, she’s probably disappointed now. At least Carli can always dig out that old Nike celebration shirt if she starts feeling blue.

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