Carli Lloyd breaks down her hat trick to lead the USWNT to a big World Cup Qualifying win over Panama

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Carli Lloyd and Christen Press discuss USWNT’s 5-0 World Cup Qualifying win over Panama.

- Carli, congratulations on picking up the hat trick. It could have been four or five goals. How impressed were you with Panama's 17-year-old goalkeeper tonight?

- Very, very impressed. You know, I think I went over to her a couple of times to tell her how good she was tonight. She played a fantastic match, and hopefully that gives her a lot of confidence in herself and Panama.

You know, they brought it. They can play. They put the ball down and played. And credit to our team for getting the job done tonight.

REPORTER: One more match here in the group stage. What's going to be the goal in that match before heading to the knockout stage?

- Well, we can't take our foot off the pedal. We've got to keep it going, and you know, there's no saving ourselves. We've got to just come out hard and hit the ground running.

And you know, now we've got this one under our belt. Now we focus on the next one and don't get too ahead of ourselves. But we just want to take it one game at a time.

- You know, I think the team's in a really good place. Chemistry is there. Defensively, mentality is there. Trying to not just win games but win with a style and a strategy that we can use in games moving forward.

REPORTER: You had a really strong start to this match with four goals in the first half. So is there anything you guys are looking to fine tune in the final group stage match before heading to the knockout?

- I think there's a lot that we can improve on. I think this group had a lot of energy. Really valued being on the field tonight, and that showed in the first half. But I think we need to continue to increase our quality. Finish more chances. Be even more deadly as we continue through the tournament.

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