The US scored four goals in the first 15 minutes and went on to win the Women’s World Cup final 5-2 in one of the great American soccer performances ever.
While the US has long been a superpower in women’s soccer, this was the first World Cup title for this generation of US players.
The unbelievable first half onslaught, as well as the postgame celebration, led to some fantastic photos from Getty, AP, and Reuters photographers.
We’ve collected our favourite photos from an iconic night below.
An iconic photo of Japan goalie Ayumi Kaihori watching Carli Lloyd's halfway-line goal hit the back of the net.
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