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Carli Lloyd scores 5 goals, US women rout Paraguay 9-0

Carli Lloyd, Ramona Martinez
Posted at 10:04 PM, Sep 16, 2021

CLEVELAND — Carli Lloyd scored a career-high five goals and the United States routed Paraguay 9-0 on Thursday in the national team’s first game since the Olympics.

The Americans won the bronze medal in Tokyo, a somewhat disappointing finish for the defending World Cup champions.

Lloyd scored a pair of goals in the opening five minutes, and added her third and fourth before halftime as the United States built a 6-0 lead.

She added her final goal in the 61st.