World Cup hero Carli Lloyd BLOCKED her fiance from attending the championship match yesterday -- and says it was for the good of the team ... and their relationship.
Lloyd just appeared on FOX Sports 1 and explained that her fiance Brian Hollins WANTED to come to the game ... and made plans to attend ... until Lloyd found out and shut him down.
"My fiance Brian was coming until I kinda made sure he wasn't coming," Lloyd said ... "and then he quickly changed his mind 'cause he figured we might not get married if he did show up."
Check out the clip ... Lloyd explains that she doesn't like when her friends and family attend her games because it's a distraction.
Instead, Brian watched the game at a restaurant in New Jersey.
Can't argue with results.