Go girls! The United States women’s soccer team’s 5 to 2 win over Japan on Sunday, July 5, marked the most-watched soccer game in U.S. history with 25.4 million viewers on Fox. Not to mention, the 23 star players also scored a bevy of other records.
Their victory marked the nation’s third Women’s World Cup title, and U.S. team captain Carli Lloyd personally killed it.
The key player set a record after she scored an impressive three goals in the first 16 minutes of the game, making her the first woman ever to score a hat trick in a World Cup final. On top of that, it was also the fastest hat trick ever scored in either women’s or men’s World Cup history.
And — yes, there is more — Lloyd broke the record for the fastest player to ever score a goal.
Her mad skills didn’t go unnoticed. On top of the crowded stadium cheers and millions watching from home, Tom Hanks added via Twitter: “Rosa Parks on the 20$ bill. Abby Wambach on the 10. Issue 3$ bills with Carli Lloyd. Hanx.”
“It just didn’t feel real,” Lloyd told Matt Lauer during an interview on the Today show on Monday, July 6. “I don’t know if it was because of the fashion, how it was a 5 to 2 game. It was unbelievable.”
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