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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 wins 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

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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Morgan makes way for Rampone
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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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United States-Japan final bring goals
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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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More work for Solo in the final
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Hope Solo has made 3 saves against Japan. She had 3 saves combined in the quarterfinals and semifinals.

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Wambach comes on for the United States
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Abby Wambach is playing in her 25th career Women's World Cup game. Kristine Lilly is the only player in WWC history to appear in more (30). Follow live

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Strong cheering section for the U.S.
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The United States has given Vice President Joe Biden a lot to smile about at the Women's World Cup final. The U.S. leads Japan 5-2 with 20 minutes to play. Follow live

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