For those of you who haven't been watching the Women's World Cup, Rutgers alum Carli Lloyd is really, really good at soccer. Perhaps, the best player in the world.
Lloyd scored on a penalty kick in the 69th minute in the United States' 2-0 victory over World No. 1 Germany to send the Americans to the World Cup final. Alex Morgan drew the PK after being taken down at the top of the box. Lloyd, the U.S. team captain, once again showed the ice water in her veins, placing her shot into the right side of the goal as the Germany goalie dove left.
Lloyd has now scored in the past three games for the United States. She scored the gamewinner in the 1-0 quarterfinal win over China and added an insurance goal in the 2-0 victory over Colombia in the Round of 16. With the three-match scoring streak, Lloyd joins some elite company.
Carli Lloyd is the 3rd American to score in 3 straight games in a WWC (Wambach in 2011 & 2003, Akers in 1991)— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 1, 2015
The star midfielder's night was not over, however, as she added a beautiful assist on Kelley O'Hara's dagger in the 84th minute.
I think it's safe to say that Lloyd has backed up the hype she received prior to the World Cup as one of the best midfielders in the world.