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FIFA World Cup Finals: USA REACTION – Post Match Press Conference – Carli LLOYD & Jill ELLIS (USA)

FIFA World Cup Finals: USA REACTION – Post Match Press Conference – Carli LLOYD & Jill ELLIS (USA)

Published on Jul 5, 2015
Get the United States viewpoint from coach Jill Ellis and star goal hero Carli Lloyd after the final between Japan and the USA.

· The USA is the first nation to capture three Women’s World Cup titles.
· The USA has now score the most goals in FIFA WWC history with 112, surpassing Germany’s mark of 111.
· The USA has scored the most goals of any team to play in a WWC Final; no other team has ever scored more than two goals in a WWC Final.
· The USA and Japan account for the two-highest scoring WWC Finals, (2-2 in 2011 and 5-2 in 2015).
· Lloyd’s hat trick is the first by any player in a WWC Final.
· The USA’s four goals are also the most score by one team in a FIFA WWC Final.
· Lloyd’s two goals represent the first multi-goal game for a U.S. player in a World Cup final since Michel Akers scored two goals against Norway in the USA’s 2-1 win in the 1991 WWC Final in Guanzhou, China. She is the third American to score a hat trick in a WWC after Carin Jennings Gabarra (three against Germany in ’91 Semfinals) and Akers (five against Chinese Taipei in ’91 Quarterfinals)
· Lloyd is the first American to score in four straight Women’s World Cup games.
· Lloyd (3′) scores the fastest goal ever in a Women’s World Cup final.
· #USWNT is the first team to score twice in the first five minutes of any Women’s World Cup game.

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