WATCH: Lloyd’s USWNT opener is vicious and clinical

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Carli Lloyd scores World Cup bangers.

It’s just what she does.

The 36-year-old New Jersey-born midfielder zipped onto a loose ball at the back of the 18 and smoked the ball with perfect technique to give the USWNT an early lead over Chile in the second match of its Women’s World Cup title defense.


A weak clearance was pushed to the top of the box, and Lloyd read it all the way.

She punctuated her celebration with a golf clap of sorts before running down the line of teammates for low fives.

With the goal, Lloyd is the first player to score in six-straight World Cup games.