The United States women’s soccer team took home the FIFA championship last night in a 5-2 landslide win against Japan. It was a legendary win for the Americans, classifying them as the first team to ever win three FIFA World Cups.
Perhaps even more legendary than the win, were the goals scored during the game. The five U.S. goals scored during the game, made the team the first ever to score more than two goals in a Final. Of the five total goals, four were scored within the first 16 minutes.
The first goal, shot by U.S. player Carli Lloyd, happened within three minutes making it the fastest WWC goal in the history of the Final game. Lloyd’s following two goals within the next 13 minutes, the second in the fifth minute and the third in the 16 minute. The last goal shot by Lloyd was blasted from half field straight into the goal.
Lauren Holiday scored the third goal for U.S. by volleying the ball into the net in a single stride during the fourteenth minute. U.S.’s Tobin Heath scored the last goal of the game with an assist from Morgan Brian during the 54th minute of the game.