The U.S. Women’s National Team beat Japan 5-2 and Carli Lloyd was given several awards, including the highly coveted golden ball!
The United States Women’s National Soccer Team won the FIFA Women’s World Cup July 5 and it was thanks to all the unbelievable women on the team! Several awards were handed out after the big win. Hope Solo was awarded the golden glove award and Carli Lloyd took home the silver boot and the golden ball!
Carli, 32, led her team to victory by scoring two amazing goals for the United States in the first five minutes. She went on to score one more goal making it a total of three goals which is known as a “hat trick” — that’s soccer lingo folks. It’s been 16 years since the U.S. won the World Cup and what a sweet victory it was for our country! Lauren Holiday scored the third goal and then Carli came back with a goal from halfway down the field! We told you that Carli is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and she scored the winning goals in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympic games!
Carli is from New Jersey and she is actually engaged and in the midst of planning her wedding! But she recently said that she won’t tie-the-knot until after the 2016 Olympics are held in Brazil: “That way. I’ll be able to have a clear head with nothing else to worry about.”
HollywoodLifers, did you watch the World Cup?
— Chloe Melas