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Home >Soccer America Daily > Monday, July 6, 2015
Carli Lloyd, whose stunning hat trick led the USA to the Women's World Cup title with a 5-2 win over Japan in the final, was named the winner of the adidas Golden Ball as the top player but was edged out by Germany's Celia Sasic for the adidas Golden Boot ... Read the whole story
In the end, Carli Lloyd was the star, scoring six of the USA's last nine goals en route to the Women's World Cup title. But a look at the USA's unbeaten run of seven games reveals that each match produced different heroes. For the turning points of each match. Read the whole story
The adage of growing stronger as a tournament unfolds was borne out Sunday when the USA roared past Japan, 5-2, to win a third Women's World Cup crown. Of myriad storylines and angles that adorned a remarkable triumph, here are three takeaways from a memorable afternoon at B.C. Place. Read the whole story
The Ottawa Fury opened the NASL fall season with a 2-0 win over Jacksonville Armada FC on Sunday afternoon that extended its record shutout streak to 616 minutes. Read the whole story
Miguel Gonzalez scored two second-half goals to lead the Colorado Springs Switchbacks to a 2-0 win over the Austin Aztex at Sand Creek Stadium for their sixth consecutive victory and third consecutive shutout win. The win moved the Switchbacks even with Sacramento Republic atop the Western Conference. Read the whole story
The Seattle Reign's 1-1 tie at the Western New York Flash was enough to earn it a point that drew it even with the Chicago Red Stars in first place. The Washington Spirit blew an opportunity to take over the lead when it dropped a 3-0 decision at FC Kansas ... Read the whole story
Everyone remembers Fred as one of the scapegoats for Brazil's World Cup debacle last summer. As it turns out, Fred is still doing Fred-like things. The Fluminense striker missed a wide open goal from two yards out against Santos. Read the whole story
The USA beat Japan, 5-2, in the 2015 Women's World Cup final, which featured the most impressive start to a game in the tournament's history -- two U.S. goals in the first five minutes -- and a Carli Lloyd hat trick that included a golazo from the halfway line. Read the whole story

What They're Saying: Sunil Gulati

"Carli's performance was as good as any performance in a World Cup final by any man or female." -- U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati on hat-trick hero Carli Lloyd. ( ...More

What They're Saying: Carli Lloyd

"I just completely zoned out and dreamed of playing in a World Cup final and visualized scoring four goals. It sounds pretty funny, but you can be physically strong, but if your mental state isn't good enough, you can't bring yourself to bigger and better things." -- Carli Lloyd, describing how she worked out at home with her headphones on during a break a few weeks before the start of the Women's World Cup. (Washington Post) ...More

Soccer on TV

After a Monday breather to recover from the Copa America and Women's World Cup finals, Tuesday kicks off the Gold Cup with USA-Honduras. ...More

What They're Saying: Norio Sasaki
MLS plays down the passion thing

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