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U.S. smashes 16-year Women’s World Cup drought, beats Japan 5-2

United States teammates, from left to right, Morgan Brian (14), Tobin Heath (17), Alex Morgan (13), Lauren Holiday (12), Carli Lloyd (10) and Ali Krieger (11) celebrate after Lloyd’s second goal against Japan during the first half. (14), Tobin Heath (17), Alex Morgan (13), Lauren Holiday (12), Carli Lloyd (10) and Ali Krieger (11) celebrate after Lloyd’s second goal against Japan during the first half. (Jonathan Hayward / The Associated Press)
Members of the U.S. women's team celebrate after scoring. (Jonathan Hayward / The Associated Press)

Carli Lloyd netted the fastest hat trick in World Cup history, male or female.

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