It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World Cup
Championship for the USA
The USA put on a stunning offensive display scoring three goals in 15 minutes, compliments of Carli Lloyd's hat trick and jumping out to a 4-1 lead by half time after additional scores by Lauren Holiday and Japan's Ogimi. Julie Johnston was tagged with an own-goal early in the 2nd half, but Tobin Heath got one back 3 minutes later. From that point on, the USA defense held and the U.S. women cruised to the World Cup Championship, defeating Japan 5-2.
Carli Lloyd received the Golden Ball and the silver Boot awards. Hope Solo was awarded the Golden Glove for best goal keeper.
Congratulations U.S. Soccer and to all of the players and coaches and staff behind Team USA.
The U.S. men's national team defeated Guatemala 4-0 on goals by Carlos Castrillo (OG) 19', Tim Chandler 58' (asst DeAndre Yedlin), Clint Dempsey (PK) 72', and Chris Wondolowski 86' (Asst Gyasi Zardes, Clint Dempsey). The friendly match was a tune up for the Gold Cup which begins next week.