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USA WINS THE WORLD CUP! USWNT earns their third star




The USA Women’s National Team pulled a UK-UCLAesque beating on Japan’s national team today to become World Cup champions for the third time in USWNT history with a score of 5-2. Carli Lloyd made history when she became the only American to score a hat trick in the World Cup, doing so in just sixteen minutes. Her first two came in minutes 3′ and 5′ and then her third came at minute 16 from midfield after Lauren Holiday’s goal in minute 14.



The last time that USA played in the World Cup Finals was in 2011 against Japan in extra-time, making tonight’s victory that much sweeter. The other two USAWNT World Cup titles come from 1999 against China and 1991 against Norway.

As if Carli Lloyd’s hat-trick wasn’t historic enough, the USA is also the first time to win three World Cup titles and tonight’s match-up was also the highest scoring in World Cup Finals history.


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3 Comments for USA WINS THE WORLD CUP! USWNT earns their third star

  1. NoelGallagher
    9:07 pm July 5, 2015 Permalink

    Tour De France and NBA summer league are great time wasters. I watch lots of Top Gear marathons during NFL season to avoid that.

  2. Megan
    12:07 pm July 6, 2015 Permalink

    Wow! What a game. Lloyd’s goal from midfield was unbelievable. Can’t believe that no one seems to care around here. It was one of the most exciting games that I’ve ever seen. And I thought they couldn’t top what they did against Germany.

  3. PlumLoopy
    12:04 am July 7, 2015 Permalink

    This article is written oddly… U.S. was last in the final in 2011… Which was the last final (played every four years). Also, they lost to Japan on penalty kicks, not “extra time.”

    Carrie Lloyd is the first woman of any nation (not just US) to get a hat trick in the final and (I believe) only the second person to do so, male or female.