Social media celebrates United States' fourth Women's World Cup title
The United States remains on top of the world.
Thanks to Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle, the U.S. women's national team beat the Netherlands 2-0 on Sunday to repeat as Women's World Cup champions.
It's the fourth championship for the U.S., which also won in 1991, 1999 and 2015. Only in this one, the Americans broke the record for most goals in a single Women's World Cup with 26.
Rapinoe scored on a penalty kick in the 61st minute, thanks in part to video assistant referee technology, while Lavelle's blast past Netherlands goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal, who stood on her head with four first-half saves, doubled the U.S. lead.
People around the world gave the U.S. team the props it deserved:
Let's Go! 🇺🇸🏆— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) July 7, 2019
YES YES YES YES!— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 7, 2019
To our 2019 World Cup Champion @USWNT: you have inspired the entire country - and New York City knows how to celebrate champions. We'll see you Wednesday at 9:30 AM for the Ticker Tape Parade down the Canyon of Heroes. #OneNationOneTeam pic.twitter.com/bwCEoJYg3r
Yes! Fourth star. Back to back. Congrats to the record breakers on the @USWNT, an incredible team that's always pushing themselves-and the rest of us-to be even better. Love this team. #OneNationOneTeam— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 7, 2019
The US women's soccer team are the world champions! I'm so happy. These women are the best of what our country represents. You're welcome on my show any time. My World Cup runneth over. @USWNT #USA #FIFAWWC— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 7, 2019
Congratulations to the U.S. Women's Soccer Team on winning the World Cup! Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 7, 2019
Rose LaVelle is my favorite soccer player in the world 🇺🇸⚽️🇺🇸⚽️🇺🇸⚽️🇺🇸⚽️🇺🇸⚽️🇺🇸⚽️🇺🇸⚽️🇺🇸⚽️🇺🇸⚽️🇺🇸⚽️🇺🇸— Landon Donovan (@landondonovan) July 7, 2019
Congratulations to 2019 Women's World Cup Champions @TeamUSA! ⚽️🇺🇸— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) July 7, 2019
US Women's soccer soooooo bad ass!!! Congrats 🤘🏻🤘🏻🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🏆🏆— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) July 7, 2019
Congratulations to the US Women's National Team. You make us proud. And congratulations to all the wonderful, talented women in this tournament.— Dan Rather (@DanRather) July 7, 2019
USA!!! World Champions!! @USWNT are so amazing!!— Mia Hamm (@MiaHamm) July 7, 2019
WE STAN MEGAN RAPINOE 🇺🇸— Major League Soccer (@MLS) July 7, 2019
RAN. IT. BACK. 😤 pic.twitter.com/0UkVfZuxcw— ESPN (@espn) July 7, 2019