USA Beats Japan In Early Dominating Fashion, 5-2, To Win Women’s World Cup
Well, they left no doubt.
After 2011's loss to Japan in the Women's World Cup Finals in PK's, the United States had been thinking about it for four years. And it showed immediately on Sunday evening.
Within three minutes, Carli Lloyd was able to get loose from a defender and put the ball in the back of the net. The early 1-0 lead marked the fourth match in a row that Loyd had scored a goal.
Just three minutes later, the same scene happened again. Lloyd cashed in from Megan Rapinoe's second assist and it was 2-0 just six minutes into the game.
At the 14th minute mark, the U.S. went up 3-0 thanks to Lauren Holiday. But then, at the 16th minute, it was Carli Lloyd again. Lloyd became the first ever to score a hat trick within the first 16 minutes of a World Cup match.
On Twitter, the campaign started growing for Lloyd, No. 10, to be on the 10 dollar bill.
With a 5-2 final, it was a magnificent representation of the U.S. Women in the 2015 World Cup. They came out with vengeance and made their statement more than clear in the Finals: They are the best in the world.