Carli Lloyd is a National Treasure

Last week’s top soccer moments

By Dan Stelly | Photo via Ann-Marie Sorvin


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What more can you say about American midfielder Carli Lloyd? Her first-half hat trick — including this stunner from midfield — led the USA to its first World Cup triumph since 1999. [Source: Streamable]

Freddy Adu sighting! The well-traveled American scored a fine free kick for KuFu 98 — the reserve side of his Finnish parent club, KuPS — in the Finnish fourth division over weekend. That’s his 11th club, by the way. [Source: Gfycat]

UPDATE: Since this caption was first written, Freddy Adu has left KuPS in search of other opportunities. Club number 12 beckons.

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Figueirense’s Clayton cut inside and curled home a lovely strike in a Brazilian league victory over Goiás. [Source: Gfycat]

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Jonás Aguirre delivered a perfect lob in the game’s final minute as Rosario Central topped River Plate. [Source: Gfycat]

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That’s not a bad way to score your first international goal, Timmy Chandler. [Source: Streamable]

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It wasn’t the penalty kick that sealed Chile’s Copa América crown, but it was the one that left us speechless. Matías Fernández pulled off a perfect PK to start the shootout, hitting the top corner and paving the way for the hosts’ historic win. [Source: Streamable]