Carli Lloyd celebrated her goals on Sunday like she was on the golf course. And while her team are scary in attack the quality of their defence is still a mystery
In a result that surprised no one, the US womens national team punched past Chile to secure a spot in the knockout round of the Womens World Cup. The group stage rolls on, however, and the match against Sweden will determine the USAs path through the rest of the tournament. Now, first or second place in the group is up for grabs. Here is what we learned from the USAs 3-0 win on Sunday over Chile.
The Americans are having fun, naysayers be darned
With the controversy that ensued after the USWNT exuberantly celebrated all 13 goals they scored against Thailand, the Americans were a little more low-key in their celebrations against Chile. After Carli Lloyd scored her first goal, she did her usual fist pump, but then followed it up with a polite, dainty golf clap. Lloyd wasnt sure whose original idea it was, but Lindsey Horan told her they decided whoever scored would perform the clap. It was fun, Lloyd said. I think it made a statement on the sideline.