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....