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Home >Soccer America Daily > Monday, July 6, 2015
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
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 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
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
Robbie Keane hit a hat trick as the LA Galaxy clobbered Toronto FC, 4-0, on the Fourth of the July. But it was a day of comings and goings as the Galaxy introduced Steven Gerrard and -- in a surprise -- said goodbye to Stefan Ishizaki. 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 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

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

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: Norio Sasaki

"My players have given their all in every match, and overall they've had a great tournament here in Canada. Today, though, the Americans were simply too strong. In the first few minutes, it seemed as if every shot ended up in the back of the net." -- Japan coach Norio Sasaki, whose team fell 5-2 in the Women's World Cup final. The USA had a 4-0 lead by the 16th minute. ( ...More

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