FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 Final: USA vs Japan match was one-sided, scores, TV highlights, statistics
Women soccer final was more entertaining than anyone could bargain. It was a maych that looked between unequals and not between the reigning champions and the Olympic gold medallist.
Japan’ performance was more ordinary than what the word ordonary denotes. They looked unimpressive and unmotivated throughout the final match. they seem to have one point agenda of losing the match and losing it with the biggest margin.
Nonetheless the credit for the superlative win must go to the USA women’s soccer team. To be true, the US team took very early advantage that proved decisive throughout the match. In the first half of the tournament they hit as many as four goals and destroyed any hope for Japan to make a comeback in the match. This was a match that many said was going to be in favor of Japan as they were very impressive throughout the tournament that continued for close to a month.
The team USA played like a well-knit coherent unit. The highlight of the final was without doubt a very commanding performance by Carli Lloyd. Her superlative hat-trick was sufficient to beat any team on any given day. Within the first 16 minutes of the match the US team was 4-0 ahead of Japan. The fourth goal was a work of art from none other than Lauren Holiday. From Japanese side it was Yuki Ogimi who could score a single goal for her side. The second goal for them came from none other than Julie Johnston whose own goal gave Japan some hope in the initial part of the second half, but then the fifth goal for US by Tobin Heath sealed the fate.
Following the historic win an emtional Lloyd said, “I did it once in training but very rarely do you wind up and hit it like that. You train and train and train and I dreamed of scoring a shot like that…I’m just really proud of everyone. It’s a surreal moment, we made history.”
Women’s World Cup Final Replay Schedule
Date Â Â Â Time Â Â Â TV
Tuesday, July 7 Â 3 p.m. ET Â Â Â Â Â Â Â FOX Sports 1
The match can also be seen any time on BBC iPlayer, FOX Soccer 2 Go and FOX Sports GO.