U.S. Women’s National Team Are the FIFA World Cup Championss
For the first time since 1999, the U.S. Women's National Team are the FIFA World Cup Champions. They defeated Japan 5-2 on Sunday in Vancouver, Canada. In an amazing first half, the U.S. lead 4-1 at halftime.
Carli Lloyd lead U.S. team with the first ever hat trick in Women's World Cup History. Lloyd scored in the third, sixth and 16th minutes, the last being an amazing shot from midfield that beat Japan goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori.
Lauren Holiday also scored in the first half and Tobin Heath added a goal in the 54th minute after Japan scored an own goal to cut the deficit to 4-2.
The 5-2 final score is the highest scoring match ever in a Women's World Cup final.