THEY DID IT!
The US Women’s National Team, and Julie Ertz, won their second-consecutive FIFA Women’s World Cup, and fourth World Cup in team history — 1991, 1999 and 2015 — beating the Netherlands 2-0 on Sunday.
Julie Ertz was close to a score off a corner kick early on in the match, but the United States didn’t get on the board until they were awarded a penalty kick in the second half. Megan Rapinoe took the kick and was able to easily misdirect the Netherlands’ goalie for the first score of the day.
NERVES OF STEEL— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 7, 2019
Megan Rapinoe scores her 50th international goal from the penalty spot and gives USA the lead in the #FIFAWWC final! pic.twitter.com/gjPpYOrcyl
With the goal, Rapinoe became just the 11th player to reach 50 goals for Team USA, and the 7th player to register 50 goals and 50 assists for her country.
Up 1-0, the USWNT got their second wind, and it wasn’t long after that Rose Lavelle rushed down the field, split two defenders and found the corner of the net to put Team USA up 2-0 over the Netherlands.
https://t.co/yCzSrqCvvN pic.twitter.com/AEWzey9wEZ— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) July 7, 2019
Many of these players just won their second World Cup — including Julie Ertz — which is no small feat.
This team is filled with 23 women who play hard and celebrate harder, and have proven that their success far exceeds what they do on the field, and that’s saying a lot.
Back to back! Congrats to the world champions!#OneNationOneTeam https://t.co/qNpbf7NbwW— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) July 7, 2019