The United States took a commanding 4-0 lead in the 16th minute of the World Cup final when Carli Lloyd scored an absolute stunner from midfield.
The goal came less than 90 seconds after taking a 3-0 lead and it was Lloyd’s third goal of the match. One Fox announcer called it “the best goal in women’s history!”
Replays showed that the Japan keeper slipped trying to retreat to her goal but still got a hand on the ball. It was not enough.
Getty photographer Dennis Grombkowski caught this incredible shot of the stunned Ayumi Kaihori laying on the ground and watching the ball go to the back of the net.