A family affair: Final World Cup match hits close to home for NJ family

When the United States plays Japan in the women’s 2011 World Cup final Sunday, the world will be watching.  And locally in Delran, New Jersey, midfielder Carli Lloyd’s family will be cheering on.

Watching her play is a family affair, says brother Steven, a student at Kean University.

“We’ve been watching every game at my house; my dad, my mom, we’ve just watched it in our family room so I’m sure my sister and my older sister will come over and my aunt and maybe a few other people will be here.”

Work is keeping Carli’s family from joining her in Germany.  Her mom, Pam, is a legal secretary and her dad, Steve, owns a machine shop.

But, like everyone else watching from home, they hope to see a win for the U.S. on Sunday.

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