Carli Lloyd had herself an epic game for the United States Women’s National Team yesterday, scoring the fastest hat trick in Women’s World Cup history. Her three goals in the final powered the U.S. to its third World Cup title and first since 1999.
Incredibly, Lloyd said she had visualized herself scoring four goals in the final, so she actually underachieved by her own otherworldly standards. Relive Lloyd’s hat trick and each goal of the Women’s World Cup final captured in vines…
UNITED STATES 1 – JAPAN 0
Carli Lloyd gets the scoring started in the 3rd minute by punching in a well-placed corner kick on a set piece.
UNITED STATES 2 – JAPAN 0
Carli Lloyd scores again in the 5th minute off another set piece.
UNITED STATES 3 – JAPAN 0
Lauren Holiday scores in the 14th minute with a sharp volley inside the penalty area.
UNITED STATES 4 – JAPAN 0
Carli Lloyd scores from midfield in the 16th minute completing the fastest hat trick in WWC history.
UNITED STATES 4 – JAPAN 1
Yuki Ogimi scores for Japan in 27th minute ending the USWNT’s amazing shutout streak.
UNITED STATES 4 – JAPAN 2
Own goal off the head of Julie Johnston gives Japan a glimmer of hope in the 52nd minute.