Now They Can REALLY Celebrate! U.S Women’s Soccer Team Wins Its FOURTH World Cup By Beating Holland, 2-0, After Megan Rapinoe Broke A Scoreless Tie On A Penalty Kick In The 61st Minute And Rose LaVelle Sealed The Victory With A Goal In The 69th

  • The U.S. women’s soccer team won its fourth World Cup with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in Lyon
  • Megan Rapinoe scored a penalty kick in the 61st minute and Rose LaValle added a goal of her own in the 69th
  • Dutch goalie Sari van Veenendaal was spectacular in the first half, making four saves as the two teams went into halftime knotted in a scoreless tie. The Americans had scored in the first 12 minutes of every other game 
  • The American women have four World Cup titles, which ties them for second with the Italian men and the German men for the most all time. Only the Brazilian men’s team has won more titles – five 
  • As has been the case throughout the tournament, Rapinoe did not sing the national anthem with teammates 
  • Fans, many dressed in red, white and blue, chanted ‘Equal Pay!’ at the final whistle, a reminder players sued the U.S. Soccer Federation in March claiming gender discrimination
  • The U.S. never trailed in the tournament and set records with 26 goals and a 12-game World Cup winning streak. U.S. coach Jill Ellis became the first coach to lead a team to two Women’s World Cup titles
  • President Donald Trump had already invited the U.S. women’s team to the White House, ‘win or lose,’ but forward Alex Morgan said the decision would be made as a team. Rapinoe previously said she would not go 

After weeks of uproar over its sportsmanship and elaborate goal celebrations, the United States women’s soccer team has every reason to party after winning a fourth World Cup with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in Lyon, France on Sunday.

‘We’re crazy,’ captain Megan Rapinoe told Fox after the U.S. won its second consecutive World Cup title. ‘That’s what makes us special.’

Following a scoreless first half, Rapinoe scored a penalty kick in the 61st minute and Rose LaValle added a goal of her own in the 69th minute.

‘It’s unbelievable,’ Rapinoe continued. ‘Just to know all of the people in our group that put in so much work, obviously the players – we have all our friends and family here – it’s surreal.’

President Donald Trump congratulated the team after the win: ‘Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team on winning the World Cup! Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!’

Fans, many dressed in red, white and blue, chanted ‘Equal Pay!’ at the final whistle, a reminder players sued the U.S. Soccer Federation in March claiming gender discrimination.

The Americans never trailed in the tournament and set records with 26 goals and a 12-game World Cup winning streak dating to 2015. U.S. coach Jill Ellis became the first coach to lead a team to two Women’s World Cup titles, and the U.S. joined Germany in 2003 and 2007 as the only repeat champions.

With confidence and brashness that some called even arrogant – triggering a backlash that the angry response was sexist – this American team established a standard of excellence that will be a goal for other U.S. teams and the rest of the world to match. Former American players joined the current generation on the field for the postgame celebration.

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