In last night’s much-anticipated rematch against Japan (U.S. lost in 2011 on penalty kicks), the U.S. Women’s National Team came out on top in the Women’s World Cup final. This marks the third World Cup title the U.S. women have earned. The first in 1991, 1999 and now, in 2015.
The game opened with incredible energy, as Carli Lloyd scored in the first three minutes. She also went on to score in the fifth and 16th minutes of the game, completely shutting down the 2011 champions. Her third goal is one for the history books, as it was fired from 54 yards out. Lloyd was awarded the Golden Ball, which means she was the most outstanding player in the World Cup.
— Rob Szczerba (@RJSzczerba) July 6, 2015
Players urged fans to use the hashtag #SheBelieves on social media to prove you can be anything you want to be whether it’s a doctor, teacher or a professional athlete. This is a huge achievement in women’s sports, and this team truly proves anything is possible.
Along with the entire country, celebrities also showed their support:
USA! USA! USA!!!!!!! #USWNT
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) July 6, 2015
What a win for Team USA! Great game @CarliLloyd! Your country is so proud of all of you. Come visit the White House with the World Cup soon.
— President Obama (@POTUS44) July 6, 2015
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) July 6, 2015
Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s National Team. It’s so well deserved!
— #FIFAWWC (@FIFAWWC) July 6, 2015