Impacting the Game and Making History, U.S. Soccer’s Women’s National Team E
arn Fourth FIFA World Cup Title
#OneNationOneTeam – More than just winning the World Cup Final and being crowned again as Champions, this team defines what it is to be American – confident, hardworking, committed, proud, and able to stand up for what they believe.
Congratulations to the talented U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team and their coaches and staff.
Asking for gender equality going in and proving their talent and dominance in every match, our U.S. Soccer’s Women’s National Team (USWNT) has just won their Fourth FIFA World Cup Title. USWNT’s have won the World Cup in 1991, 1999, 2015 and now again in 2019.
Our USA Women Players Are Inspiring
. Never Trailed in a Match.
Proving that soccer is more than a sport and that it is a unifying platform for leadership, this amazingly talented and dedicated team went to France to win and demonstrated their strengths at every turn.
Soon the team will be New York City-bound for their Ticker Tape parade on Wednesday down the Canyon of Heroes, celebrating in the continuation of their reign as World champions. New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio will roll out the red carpet for these iconic leaders.
Claiming their well deserved moment of glory, the USA defeated the Netherlands 2-0, in Lyon, France in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final in front of 57,900 spectators
The turning point came when Alex Morgan was fouled in the penalty box with a dangerously high kick with the cleat hitting her upper arm. After reviewing the action through the joys of technology, a foul was called and Megan Rapinoe converted the penalty kick beautifully to open the scoring for the Red, White and Blue in the 61st minute.
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Interesting the impact of the VAR – since the referee did not initially make any call after Stefanie van der
The goal was Rapinoe’s sixth i the 2019 Women’s World Cup and won her the Golden Boot. Breaking many records, Rapinoe also earned the Golden Ball for being the tournament’s most valuable player and is actually the oldest woman to score in a final of the World Cup. A legendary player, Rapinoe has earned her starting spot in three World Cups; 2011, 2015, and 2019.
Rose Lavelle showed the world her talents as she dribbled toward the box and sent the ball flying into the back of the net before Netherland’s goalkeeper, Sari van Veenendaal, could block the shot. It was the 69th minute and the score was 2-0. The score remained unchanged.
The USA’s Domination is Complete. Jill Ellis is the Queen and is the ONLY Head Coach to win two FIFA Women’s World Cup titles.
The USA won all seven matches in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In every match prior to the final, the USA was leading going into halftime. In fact, the USA had never been scoreless before at the start of the second half, but our American resilience reared itself and our women prevailed, driven to win with determination only a real champion possesses.
Every member of the team made a difference and USA’s goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher was a showstopper in goal.
This has been a time for shattering records.
According to CBS, Ellis is only the second coach — women’s or men’s — to win consecutive World Cup titles. The other was Italy’s Vittorio Pozzo in 1934 and 1938
USAnow holds the record with 26 goals in 2019
- Germany previously held the record with 25 goals scored in both 2003 and 1991
After this record-breaking victory for America’s elite female professionals, all eyes will turn to their demand for gender equality and equal pay. After filing the gender-discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation in March, these players buckled down to the serious job of winning the World Cup again. Now they have secured that victory, how can anyone —and in particular U.S. Soccer — say no to them?
USA ROSTER FOR WOMEN’S WORLD CUP FINAL
GOALKEEPERS: Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS: Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars); Crystal Dunn (NC Courage), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns)
MIDFIELDERS: Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit), Allie Long (Seattle Reign), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage)
FORWARDS: Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns); Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC), Jessica McDonald (NC Courage), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Utah Royals), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign)
2019 GOLDEN BOOT RECAP
The 2019 Golden Boot award goes to the player who scored in the most goals in the tournament
- Megan Rapinoe (USA) – 6 goals, 3 assists
- Alex Morgan (USA) – 6 goals, 3 assists
- Ellen White (ENG) – 6 goals
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