U.S. Women's Soccer Team Wins Second Straight World Cup Title

Monday, July 8, 2019 8:50 PM UTC

Monday, Jul. 8, 2019 8:50 PM UTC

With an entire country behind them, the USWNT didn't disappoint as they beat Netherlands 2-0 to earn their second straight FIFA Women's World Cup title.

<p>The U.S. scored 26 goals in this tournament to break the Women's World Cup record and they also became the first back-to-back winner since Germany in 2003 and 2007. USA now has four World Cup trophies (1991, 1999, 2015, 2019).</p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"pl\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;W ⭐️ O ⭐️ R ⭐️L ⭐️ D&lt;br /&gt; C H A M P I O N S&lt;br /&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/OneNationOneTeam?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#OneNationOneTeam&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/6JMJRTJ69b\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/6JMJRTJ69b&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/USWNT/status/1147911775708467201?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;July 7, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</div><div> </div><p>The Netherlands had not trailed coming into Sunday's match and they played the U.S. to a scoreless draw at halftime, which marked the first time in this year's World Cup that the USWNT had not taken the lead within the first 12 minutes of a game.</p><p>Dutch goalie Sara van Veenendaal was incredible in first half, saving multiple shots to keep the game 0-0. USA got a breakthrough in the 61st minute when co-captain Alex Morgan got fouled by Stefanie van der Gragt. Megan Rapinoe would score the penalty shot to give the U.S. a 1-0 lead and eight minutes later, 24-year-old midfielder Rose Lavelle secured the win with her third goal of the tournament.</p><p>The USWNT are considered trail blazers on and off the field, their players are fighting for equal pay and they're currently involved in a lawsuit against their own federation for gender discrimination and as they celebrated their title, a clear chant of "Equal pay" could be heard during the championship ceremony.</p><p>To put their popularity into perspective, according to Fanatics, since the start of the year, this is the top-selling U.S. Soccer National Team (men's or women's) of all-time...</p>
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