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World Cup Roundup: Carli Lloyd scored a hat trick, the United States won the World Cup

The Americans are World Cup champions for the third time.

Here's what Carli Lloyd did:

  1. Scored the fastest goal in Women's World Cup final history (3rd minute)
  2. First American to score in four straight WWC matches
  3. Scored again in the 5th minute
  4. Scored again in the 16th minute FROM MIDFIELD
  5. First player to score a hat trick in the WWC final (third American to score a hat trick in any WWC match, second with a multi-goal game in a WWC final)
  6. Before Lloyd's hat trick, no other TEAM had scored more than two goals in a WWC final
  7. Passed off the captain's armband to Abby Wambach as Wambach subbed into the match in the second half (pure class)
  8. Tied Germany's Célia Šašić as tournament's leading goalscorer (6 goals), won Silver Boot (although tied on goals and assists, Šašić won the Golden Boot by virtue of playing fewer minutes)
  9. Won the Golden Ball as the tournament's most outstanding player (6 goals, 1 assist)
  10. Won her first World Cup (obviously) and the United States' third championship (first nation to three WWC titles)

Morgan Brian got her second consecutive start and assisted on Tobin Heath's 54th minute goal, all at the ripe age of 22 years old. Meghan Klingenberg and the U.S. defense came up just a few seconds short of setting the new WWC record for consecutive minutes without being scored upon, but still finished the tournamet having only allowed three goals in seven matches. Let's see what social media had to say about their performances:

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