The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team defeated the Netherlands 2-0 in the 2019 Women’s World Cup final in France yesterday.
The Americans were favored to win since the beginning, even before that epic first match, where they beat Thailand 13-0 . . . scoring more goals in one game than the men’s team has scored in every World Cup since 2006 combined. The Netherlands were a tough team though. They won the UEFA European Women’s Championship two years ago.
Sunday’s game was tied-up until minute 61, when U.S. captain MEGAN RAPINOE sunk a penalty kick. Eight minutes later, ROSE LAVELLE scored the second goal of the match. When the final whistle blew, the U.S. was crowned world champion for the second time in a row. It’s their fourth overall. Their previous World Cup wins came in 2015, which was the last World Cup, and in 1999 and 1991.
USA! USA! USA!