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49ers React to USWNT World Cup Championship


Monday's Niners Daily recaps the social reaction of 49ers players to the United States World Cup Championship.

The United States Women's National Team became the first team to ever win three World Cups on Sunday, throttling Japan, 5-2 in the championship game. The U.S. scored four goals in the first 16 minutes of the match, including a hat trick from team captain Carli Lloyd. Lauren Holiday and Tobin Heath added the other two goals for the United States.

Here are a few of the notable Women's World Cup achievements from Sunday's match (via @ESPNStatsInfo).

  • Lloyd became the first player to ever score a hat trick in a World Cup final, and only the second to score twice in the final game (Michelle Akers in 1991).
  • Lloyd is also the first American to score in four straight World Cup matches.
  • Lloyd's goal in the third minute is the fastest goal ever in a World Cup final.
  • The USWNT's five goals are the most ever in a World Cup Final.

49ers players sounded off on Twitter with their reaction throughout the historic match.

Good Luck to the USWNT, bring the Ship home to the USA! — Aaron Lynch (@lynchmobb59) July 5, 2015

Wow what a goal @CarliLloyd — Aaron Lynch (@lynchmobb59) July 5, 2015

Wooooooowwwwww! @CarliLloyd what a GOAL for the  trick! — Aaron Lynch (@lynchmobb59) July 5, 2015

 — Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) July 5, 2015

Ayyyyyyyyy Congrats to the USWNT 2015 World Cup Champions! — Aaron Lynch (@lynchmobb59) July 6, 2015

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