The final game of the 2015 tournament pitted the US against Japan — a rematch of the 2011 Women's World Cup final, in which Japan claimed victory, but this time the US came out on top with a 5-2 win. Four of the US team's goals were scored within the first 16 minutes of the game. Midfielder Carli Lloyd scored three of them, setting the record for the fastest hat trick in World Cup history. Reuters described Lloyd's third goal, scored at the 16-minute mark, as "one of the most remarkable goals ever witnessed in a Women's World Cup."
In the 86th minute of the game, 40-year-old Christie Rampone (a member of the victorious 1999 team) hit the field, making her the oldest player to compete in a Women's World Cup tournament. Goalkeeper Hope Solo won the Golden Glove award, and Lloyd won the tournament's Golden Ball thanks to her unstoppable scoring streak.