U.S. women’s national team midfielder Carli Lloyd won the Women’s World Cup Goal of the Tournament for her chip from midfield during the championship win over Japan, FIFA announced on Monday.
Lloyd’s goal was her third of the 5–2 win over Japan in the final, and her Goal of the Tournament honor caps a list of World Cup hardware that includes her winner’s medal, the Golden Ball as the player of the tournament, the Silver Boot as the second-top scorer and four Live Your Goals Player of the Match honors.
Clearly, the World Cup aftermath has been busy for Lloyd—she chatted on Twitter with President Obama after the final victory, had 372 text messages awaiting her after her hat trick and, of course, a ticker tape parade in New York City.
Lloyd’s chip was selected by fan voting over an equalizer from Colombia’s Daniela Montoya in the opening game against Mexico and a left-footed finish from Japan’s Mizuho Sakaguchi during the Round-of-16 win over the Netherlands.
- Mike Fiammetta