The US Women’s National Soccer team has won the World Cup beating the Netherlands 2-0.
Competing in its first World Cup final, few gave the Dutch hope. The reigning European champion it may be, but it had not yet come up against the best team in the world, the dominant force of its generation.
The Netherlands held on for over an hour but two goals within eight minutes sealed the underdog’s fate. In a tournament where she has transcended her sport, Megan Rapinoe coolly drilled home a penalty before a Rose Lavelle thunderbolt made sure of a second successive title for the US.
This win makes for back-to-back titles and the fourth championship in total for the US women’s team.
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 7, 2019
ROSE. LAVELLE. 🌹🇺🇸
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 7, 2019
A reminder that @USWNT, which just won its fourth World Cup, is suing @ussoccer for fair pay and equal treatment https://t.co/f9SGiTJBNm
— L.A. Times Sports (@latimessports) July 7, 2019