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U.S. women's national team downs Japan 5-2 to win World Cup

U.S. women's national team downs Japan 5-2 to win World Cup

Not even the most ardent of U.S. women's national team fans could have seen this coming. The U.S. poured it on with four goals in the first 16 minutes to take a dominating 4-0 lead over Japan, then saw the victory out in the second half to win its first World Cup title since 1999. Carli Lloyd scored a hat trick before 20 minutes had expired, and she was given the Golden Boot as the top player in the tournament after the victory. The U.S. dominated from the onset, with Lloyd scoring off of corner kicks in the third and fifth minutes to begin the avalanche of U.S. goals. Japan couldn't respond, and by the time they found the back of the net it was too late.  Goalkeeper...

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