By Lucy McCalmont – The Huffington Post
For the first time since 1999, the FIFA Women’s World Cup is back in the hands of the U.S. Women’s National Team, who defeated Japan 5-2 on Sunday before an estimated crowd of 53,341 in Vancouver, Canada. It is the USWNT’s third World Cup title.
The U.S. squad set the pace early and continued to dominate throughout the match in what would become the highest scoring final in Women’s World Cup history. The match was hardly the expected rematch of the 2011 World Cup final, in which the U.S. lost to Japan in a penalty shootout, as the U.S. shot out of the gate, scoring four goals in the first 16 minutes of play.
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