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Watch fans across the United States celebrate the USA's World Cup win over Japan. 

By SI Wire
July 06, 2015

The USA captured its first World Cup title since 1999 with a 5–2 win over Japan in Sunday's final.

Carli Lloyd was the hero of the game after scoring a historic hat trick in the first 16 minutes, and later won the Golden Ball as the best player of the tournament. The U.S. also received goals in the final from Lauren Holiday and Tobin Heath

The game smashed American TV ratings records, becoming the most-watched soccer match, men's or women's, in U.S. history. After the win, athletes from all the major American pro leagues congratulated the team on Twitter.

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Fans across the country held watch parties on park lawns and in bars and restaurants to see the U.S. capture its third World Cup title. You can watch some of the best reaction videos below.

Celebrations of Lloyd's three goals, plus Holiday's and Heath's


Chicago has a (fuzzy) message for Carli Lloyd! #hattrick #ChicagoWatchParty #USWNT #1N1T #SheBelieves #FanHQ

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And Chicago goes wild again!!!! 5-2!

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• ​Telemundo's call of Carli Lloyd's 50-yard goal is equally amazing

Celebrations when time expired:


CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!! #USWNT #1N1T #SheBelieves #FanHQ #ChicagoWatchParty

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Watch: Christie Rampone, Abby Wambach lift USA's third World Cup

Fans singing “We Are the Champions:”

Sing it, Chicago! #WeAreTheChampions #1N1T #USWNT #SheBelieves #ChicagoWatchParty

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​- Molly Geary

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