San Diego soccer fans saw the present and possibly the future of United States soccer Saturday at Qualcomm Stadium.
The U.S. Women's National Soccer team has always had a goal scoring machine going back to Mia Hamm who gave way to Abby Wambach who just passed the torch to Carli Lloyd. There is never a big break between offensive superstars.
When Team America played a friendly match against Ireland in our town, the first half was all about Lloyd, who is not the person you want to leave alone near the net.
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Lloyd had a hat trick in the first 28 minutes.
The U.S. led 4-0 at halftime and the starters took the second half off, so we got to see Mallory Pugh, the 17-year-old phenom in her first appearance for the national team.
Team America wins 5-0, a nice way to head in to next month's Olympic qualifying rounds.