The Chirp: USWNT World Cup Championship Edition

Behind a hat trick from Golden Ball Award winner Carli Lloyd, the USWNT raced out to an early 4-0 lead vs. Japan in the World Cup final, before hanging on for a 5-2 victory. As the U.S. Women secured their third World Cup, athletes from across the sports world took to Twitter to react:

Former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand and more on getting hyped in the hours leading up to the Women’s World Cup final:

No surprises whatsoever for #USA lineup tonight.

Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) July 5

Lakers guard Kobe Bryantand more on Carli Lloyd’s goal to give the USWNT an early 1-0 lead:

GOAL!!!!!!!!!!! #1N1T #FIFAWWCFinal

Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) July 5, 2015

Lloyd… Straight beast

DeMarco Murray (@DeMarcoMurray) July 5,

#IBelieveThatWeWillWin #stayturntmyfriends

Jeremy Hill (@JeremyHill33) July 5, 2015

Pacers forward Myles Turnerand more on Carli Lloydscoring – again – to make it 2-0 USA:


Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) July 5, 201

Former ATP playerAndy Roddickand more onLauren Holiday’s minute-14 goal to make it 3-0 USA:

Get off the sticks Japan

Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) July 5, 2015

pass the sticks!!! #DubClub #USofmfA

Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) July 5, 201

Hornets forwardFrank Kaminskyand more onCarli Lloydscoring her third goal – from distance – to make it 4-0 USA:

That goal was crazy…

Maurice Harkless (@moe_harkless) July 5,

This is Germany Brazil from last year jeez.

Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) July 5, 2015

.@CarliLloyd hey you

Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) July 5, 201

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and more onAbby Wambachentering the game in the second half:

My favorite @CarliLloyd moment of the match was her giving the armband to Abby when she came on. Pure class. #CarliForPresident

Landon Donovan (@landondonovan) July 6,

USMNT forwardJozy Altidoreand more on USA closing out Japan 5-2 to win the World Cup:

Cheering on our girls!! Keep it up ladies @ussoccer_wnt !!

Jozy Altidore (@JozyAltidore) July 5, 20

Tobin Heath! #UNC

Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) July 6, 201

Rampone on the pitch at 40. Badass.

Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) July 6, 2015

Yes I’m from America!!!!

Tavarres King (@TKUnoDos) July 6, 2015