John Ellis served as a commando in the British Marines and had a long career as a coach before moving the family to Virginia when Jill was a young girl.
“Yeah, this is going to be one of those fun nights that, come East Coast time morning, I’ll be still awake and celebrating with my team mates”. Everything else comes second. “But I wouldn’t have it any other way”.
Lloyd then completed her hat trick in spectacular fashion soon after, chipping a helpless Kaihori from the midfield line. These two were named the best goalkeeper and best player in the 2015 Federation Internationale de Football Association Women’s World Cup. Wambach entered the game in the 79th minute of play for Heath.
“Watching my team win a World Cup, I chose that over world player of the year, scoring more goals than anybody in the world”. “It’s been unbelievable. We just wrote history today and brought this World Cup trophy home”. Shifting Lloyd up top as an attacking midfielder in the semifinal against top-ranked Germany and again in the final, did the trick. It’s only natural that they had a slight did after a flawless start to the game. “I know lots of people out in the stands were anxious about us”. We all stayed the course. “We all executed the game plan”. The players dropped the lawsuit but during the tournament Wambach suggested she might have scored two goals on headers if the game had been played on grass. The scrambling Japanese keeper could only touch the ball onto the post and into the net. Lloyd is infront of the net and takes a tap with her right foot. The USA was aiming to be the only nation to win the Women’s World Cup three times, and to end their 16 year title drought. They are also three-time defending Olympic champions, having beaten Japan in the 2012 Olympic final in London.
Lloyd thanked her teammates, and family, and fiancé Brian Hollins, all to be expected.
FIFA’s official website notes Lloyd nearly scored a record-breaking fourth goal minutes later. We are embarrassed”, Japan coach Norio Sasaki said.
Excited fans shared the moment on Twitter, adding the hashtag #LoveWins.
What was an American dream was also a Japanese nightmare as Lloyd struck twice in the opening five minutes.
Team US surrendered only three goals in the tournament. But step by step throughout the tournament, the Americans came together. The United States was six seconds away from breaking the record set by Germany in 2007. History will always say that Japan defeated the United States and won the 2011 world title – nothing changes that. Heath sent the ball to Holiday, who scored to make it 3-0 in favor of the Americans with 14 minutes just gone by on the game clock, per FIFA.com.
She said: ‘This doesn’t feel real, it hasn’t sunk in. “The team did us all proud”.
Julie Johnston flicks the ball, and manages to get it past a group of players into Carli Lloyd’s feet.