N.J.’s Carli Lloyd Becomes Household Name En Route To World Cup Title

CBS New York

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (CBSNewYork/AP) — For a brief time Sunday night, Carli Lloyd’s Wikipedia page listed her position as “President of the United States.”

More like Captain America.

Lloyd, a New Jersey native who starred at Rutgers, scored three goals to lead the United States to a 5-2 victory over Japan for the team’s record third World Cup title — and first since 1999.

Lloyd’s hat trick came in the match’s first 16 minutes. When it was over, the captain of the U.S. team collapsed to her knees and pumped her fists.

“I’m so proud and so zapped at the same time. It’s a surreal moment,” the 32-yard-old midfielder said. “It’s been amazing. We just wrote history and brought this World Cup trophy home.”

Even the actual President chimed in with congratulations.

“What a win…

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