The nation is still celebrating today after the epic World Cup win for the U.S. Women's soccer team.
The hero of the game was Carli Lloyd – A Jersey girl! The dynamo from Delran Township scored a hat trick in the first 15 minutes of the game. The barrage left her Japanese opponents stunned.
The final score was a decisive 5 to 2 rout against Cup holders Japan who couldn’t defend the title.
The players made a bee-line for the corner of the stadium where their families were seated. Veteran Abby Wamabach hugged her wife Sara almost pulling her onto the field.
But Carli Lloyd’s parents were not there. They never come to her games; it turns out she's superstitious and believes their presence would make her too nervous.
She still lives in New Jersey with her high school sweetheart, golfer Brian Hollins.
Now she has some new hardware to put on her trophy shelf. She received the Golden Ball - the award for MVP of the entire World Cup.
The game was watched by millions across the nation in packed bars and even on airplanes.
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President Obama tweeted:
What a win for Team USA! Great game @CarliLloyd! Your country is so proud of all of you. Come visit the White House with the World Cup soon.— President Obama (@POTUS) July 6, 2015
First daughter Sasha Obama was at the game with Vice President Joe Biden's family. Vice President Biden was the only person in the stands wearing a suit in the hot sun.
The women celebrated with champagne in the locker room, while Lloyd became the hero that led her team to victory. The match was the most watched in American soccer history as 25 million people tuned in.
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