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USA Women Win 2015 World Cup

Abby Wambach #20 of the United States of America celebrates after their 5-2 win over Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup in Vancouver, Canada. (Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
Abby Wambach #20 of the United States of America celebrates after their 5-2 win over Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup in Vancouver, Canada. (Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

The American team beat Japan 5-2 in Canada on Sunday, winning their first Women’s World Cup since 1999 — a tournament that boosted soccer’s popularity here in the U.S.

Cerli Lloyd scored three goals, a hat trick, in the first 16 minutes of the game. The first player in history to do that in a Women’s World Cup Final. This victory follows a disappointing debut for the U.S. team

Guest

  • Mike Pesca, Here & Now sports analyst. He hosts the daily podcast The Gist and tweets at @pescami

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