USA’s World Cup stars return to big crowds but will it last?

Fans flocked to welcome home the world champions in the National Womens Soccer League this week. The tough part will be keeping them coming Wednesdays match had been over for 20 minutes when hundreds of girls, holding posters and T-shirts and patiently standing at a rail that separated the bleachers from the pitch, spotted their favorite player and began to shout as one: Car-li! Car-li! Car-li! Car-li! Carli Lloyd, the 37-year-old captain of Sky Blue FC and a veteran of four Womens World Cups, would sign autographs and pose for selfies, because that is what she always does. There was a big difference, though: Lloyds team had just played before a loud and rare sellout crowd. Sky Blue FC had …