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Lloyd's hat-trick powers USA women to their third world championship a 5-2 win over Japan
Carli Lloyd had a performance for the ages on Sunday, connecting for a hat-trick in the opening 16 minutes.
Carli Lloyd had a performance for the ages on Sunday, connecting for a hat-trick in the opening 16 minutes.
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VANCOUVER -- Brilliant, simply brilliant.

There was no other way to describe the United States' 5-2 victory over Japan in the Women's World Cup final on Sunday.

Ditto and then some for midfielder Carli Lloyd. Complete story
SUPERLATIVES
Some interesting stats about Carli Lloyd's, USA's goals
VANCOUVER -- Carli Lloyd’s three goals represent the first multi-goal game for a U.S. player in a World Cup final since Michelle Akers scored two goals against Norway in the USA’s 2-1 win in the 1991 Women's World Cup final in Guanzhou, China in 1991. Complete story
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Michael Lewis
OFFSIDE REMARKS
Dempsey deserves a nice, long, stiff ban
I always thought that if Clint Dempsey was going to get into trouble again, it would be because of his elbows and not his hands.

Dempsey has a history of doing damage to the jaws of opponents in the past and as I have learned from covering sports all these years, old habits die hard.
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Charles Cuttone
CUTTONE'S CONCEPTS
Grandstanding politicians don't help
First, a geography lesson. U.S. Soccer is headquartered in Chicago. Hope Solo, when she is not on the road keeping the U.S. Women's National Team in games, lives in Washington. The state, not the city that is domicile to our largely do-nothing congress.
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PLAYING WITH ATTITUDE
Akers hopes to translate her style to kids camp

Michelle Akers holds up the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy Michelle Akers built her reputation as the greatest-ever women's soccer player, by playing every game in a take-no-prisoners mode. Akers, who was named the FIFA Player of the Century, has never translated that playing attitude into a full-fledged soccer camp before, but this June, she'll be part of a group of soccer players/trainers offering an all-girls camp at her Powder Spring, Ga. horse farm and adjacent soccer field.

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