Just a day after Independence Day, the US Women’s soccer team have fittingly won the 2015 World Cup in neighbouring Canada by beating Japan by 5-2. With just over 15 minutes played, the US were up by 4-0, with captain and superstar Carli Lloyd providing an impressive hattrick. It proved to be a tough day for Japan who found no way back from the early set-back, despite pulling back two goals by minute 52. Tobin Heath’s goal in the 54th minute made sure of the United States’ victory and their third World Cup title.
The US celebrate a genuine team effort, with none of their players coming close to German top-scorer Celia Sasic who contributed six goals to Germany’s journey into the semi-finals. In fact, Carli Lloyd’s hattrick in the final makes her the top goal scorer for the US with the three goals scored against Japan.
As for Japan, they made it back to the final they had won four years ago, but the US proved too strong in this particular game, confirming their early form in the final game.