SALT LAKE CITY, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In what many are considering the greatest individual performance in a World Cup final ever, USANA Health Sciences Brand Ambassador Carli Lloyd led the U.S. to a 5-2 victory over reigning world champs Japan, to take home the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup title Sunday night. The 32-year-old midfielder scored three of the U.S. team's five goals in an astounding 16 minutes, including the first hat-trick in WWC final history, from center field.
Breaking multiple World Cup records, the U.S. Women's National Team now holds three World Cup titles — more than any other country — having previously won in 1991 and 1999. According to Nielsen, the sporting event was the most-watched soccer match in U.S. television history — for women or men — drawing in 25.4 million viewers.
"We are proud to have Carli as a representative of Team USANA and our world-class products, " said Dan Macuga, USANA chief communications officer. "We congratulate her and the rest of Team USA on their incredible World Cup finish."
LLOYD'S WWC HIGHLIGHTS
- Awarded the adidas Golden Ball — given to the best player in the World Cup — and the adidas Silver Boot, for her six tournament goals and one assist.
- Became the first American ever to score in four straight WWC games.
- Now holds a gold (2015), silver (2011) and bronze (2007) WWC medal.
**The mentioned athletes are either distributors or dedicated users who have received compensation for their partnership and/or complementary USANA products.
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