by Justin Block
My fellow Americans, we did it. #the United States are #women‘s World Cup champions for the first time since 1999 and it feels oh-so good. Our women beat Japan 5-2 on Sunday night in Vancouver, Canada, lighting off bundles of goals en route to the highest-scoring final in Women’s World Cup history.
Of course, we should have known. Just look at these women.
— Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd) July 5, 2015
You still think Americans hate soccer? Maybe you’re just not paying attention. After Carli Lloyd scored a hat-trick in the first 16 minutes of the match (Lauren Holiday added one in there too), the end result was never in any doubt. And so, with so many goals banging in, the party started early.
— steveolson (@steveolson) July 6, 2015
Carli Lloyd: "It's called soccer, not football." YouTube Comments: "You're right."
— Chris Macchi (@mxcchi) July 6, 2015
When your team lets in 4 goals in 16 minutes pic.twitter.com/QZ47B3ypBd
— True Soccer Life (@TrueSCRLife) July 5, 2015
Carli Lloyd and Hope Solo won awards for Best Player and Best Goalkeeper of the tournament, leading to this very good idea…
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@ussoccer_wnt) July 6, 2015
Members from the men’s national team showed love to their soccer sisters.
— DeAndre Yedlin (@yedlinny) July 6, 2015
— Aron Jóhannsson (@aronjo20) July 6, 2015
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