Lloyd hat trick leads US over Japan 5-2 for World Cup title (Yahoo Sports)

Lloyd hat trick leads US over Japan 5-2 for World Cup title (Yahoo Sports)

Carli Lloyd came up big again. Lloyd scored three times as the U.S. burst to a four-goal lead in the first 16 minutes, and the Americans overwhelmed defending champion Japan 5-2 Sunday for their record third championship and first since 1999. A sellout crowd of 53,341 that included U.S. Vice President Joe Biden roared in approval for Lloyd’s hat trick, the first ever in a Women’s World Cup final.

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