In a world where it's easier to quit than work harder, Mike Fornaro and his cousin pick the latter.

Because for Fornaro and Carli Lloyd - yes, that Carli Lloyd - a moment of success after years of effort feels better than watching from the couch.

Fornaro and Lloyd, standout leaders for the Saint Joseph’s men’s soccer team and United States women’s national soccer team, respectively, are linked through both blood and The Beautiful Game. Lloyd’s mom, Pam, and Fornaro’s dad, Rich, are cousins, and despite a football lineage on the Fornaro side, the Hawks’ senior captain didn’t follow the pigskin. Instead, when Lloyd was making a name for herself on the soccer scene, Fornaro followed suit.

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