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Carli Lloyd aims 'golf clap' goal celebration at U.S.'s critics

Carli Lloyd started and scored two goals in the United States' win vs. Chile, but Kate Markgraf explains why Lloyd's best role is as a substitute.
Carli Lloyd chats with ESPN FC about her performance in the USWNT's World Cup win vs. Chile and shares how her "golf clap" celebration came to be.
Relive the USWNT's victory over Chile in LEGO form, as Carli Lloyd became the first player to score in six consecutive Women's World Cup games.

Carli Lloyd had just scored on an 18-yard volley to put the United States ahead 11 minutes into its Women's World Cup match Sunday against Chile. After leaping, pumping a fist and hugging teammate Lindsey Horan, she raised both hands chin high and made four tiny pitter-patter claps, the type seen more frequently at Pebble Beach than Parc des Princes.

A message? You bet.

Easy wins and lots of goals are par for the course when it comes to the U.S. women's national team.

"I can't take credit for it....


New lineup, similar result as USWNT dominates Chile, makes knockout round

PARIS -- The United States can't officially clinch a place as the best team in its World Cup group until later this week, but it used Sunday's game against Chile to show that even its second team is among the best in the world.

Despite wholesale changes to the starting lineup that routed Thailand, the U.S. beat Chile 3-0 to remain on top of Group F and advance to the knockout round. Both the U.S. and Sweden enter the final round of group play with six points from two wins, but the Americans possess...