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Early barrage carries USA to Women's World Cup title

The USA stunned Japan with four straight goals in the opening 16 minutes and never looked back to win its first Women's World Cup since 1999.

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United States saves best for last
Women's World Cup 

The Americans' 5-2 win is the largest margin of victory ever in a Women's World Cup final, and the most goals ever scored in the championship.

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United States strikes early at long last
Women's World Cup 

"The United States turned a game that is supposed to be a cauldron of tension into a bubble bath for itself and its fans by scoring four goals in the opening 16 minutes, capped by an audacious and unprecedented World Cup final hat trick," Graham Hays writes. 3 observations

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Women's World Cup 

Riding out the storm with World Cup
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The NASCAR race at Daytona is delayed by rain, so fans on the infield were able to watch the United States win its third WWC title.

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Carli Lloyd wins Golden Ball
Women's World Cup 

Lloyd, who scored a hat trick in the final, is the 2nd American to win the Golden Ball, given to the MVP of the tournament, joining Carin Jennings in 1991.

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Women's World Cup 

United States wins Women's World Cup
Women's World Cup 

Carli Lloyd scored just 3 minutes into the match -- and then again in the 5th minute and the 16th minute to put the United States on its way to a 5-2 victory over Japan, avenging the WWC loss from four years ago. Recap

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Record-breaking victory for USWNT
Women's World Cup 

Carli Lloyd became the first American to score in four straight Women's World Cup games, while the United States became the first country to win three Women’s World Cup titles.

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Women's World Cup 

Morgan makes way for Rampone
Women's World Cup 

Alex Morgan was subbed off late for Christie Rampone, who at age 40 is the oldest player to play in the Women's World Cup final. The United States leads 5-2 in the 88th minute. Follow live

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Women's World Cup 

United States-Japan final bring goals
Women's World Cup 

There have been more goals in the two U.S.-Japan Women's World Cup final (11) than in the previous five WWC finals combined (10).

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