Mr. Speaker, on July 17, 2011, the United States Women's soccer team lost to Japan in the World Cup title match. It was a crushing defeat, one that motivated the Women's National Team .
The World Cup is every 4 years, and the rematch this Sunday was one for the history books. Scoring the most goals in any World Cup final game, the United States Women's National Team earned their third World Cupchampionship. That is unprecedented.
Just 16 minutes into the game, the U.S. center midfielder scored her third goal of the game. It was the hat trick seen around the world .
The roar of the announcers echoed in living rooms across America. Twenty-five million people cheered on the USA, and a new American hero, Carli Lloyd, became a household name.
The United States defeated Japan 5-2, as the Red, White, and Blue proudly waved over the field in Vancouver, Canada.
Congratulations to the 2015 Women's National Team and to Coach Jill Ellis. The team motto, ``She Believes,'' made believers of the whole world .
And that is just the way it is.
Mr. Speaker, I insert the names of all of the players, their hometowns, and their jersey numbers into the Record.
2015 US Women's National Soccer Team:
Shannon Box--Redondo Beach, CA--7; Morgan Brian--St. Simons Island, GA--14; Lori Chalupny--St. Louis, MO--16; Whitney Engen--Rolling Hills Estates, CA--6; Ashlyn Harris--Satellite Beach, FL--18; Tobin Heath--Basking Ridge, NJ--17; Lauren Holiday--Indianapolis, IN--12; Julie Johnston--Mesa, AZ--19; Meghan Klingenberg--Gibsonia, PA--22; Ali Krieger--Dumfries, VA--11; Sydney Leroux--Scottsdale, AZ--2; Carli Lloyd--Delran, NJ--10; Alex Morgan--Diamond Bar, CA--13; Alyssa Naeher--Bridgepoint, CT--21; Kelley O'Hara--Fayetteville, GA--5; Heather O'Reilly--East Brunswick, NJ--9; Christen Press--Palos Verdes Estates, CA--23; Christie Rampone--Point Pleasant, NJ--3; Megan Rapinoe--Redding, CA--15; Amy Rodriguez--Lake Forest, CA--8; Becky Sauerbrunn--St. Louis, MO--4; Hope Solo--Richland, WA--1; Abby Wambach--Rochester, NY--20.