The USWNT's difficulties at the Women's World Cup this year have been well-documented.
The team, who was among the tournament favorites, ended up dropping their opening match in the knockout rounds.
The USWNT was ultimately eliminated from the World Cup because they did not make good use of their offensive depth and played below their offensive standards.
Former player Carli Lloyd, who is covering the World Cup for Fox, was one of the USWNT detractors.
Some people thought Lloyd was too harsh on the squad, but she believes her criticism was warranted given how the tournament turned out for them.
She admitted to Richard Deitsch of The Athletic, "I think maybe I was the only one brave enough to say how it is."
"I believe there is a thin line between confidence and arrogance, and I just witnessed this team move.
In a direction where the values that were developed and instilled in this team were not what were displayed out at this World Cup," the player said.