The United States Women’s National Soccer Team won its fourth title at the 2019 FIFA World Cup this past Sunday.
What We Know:
- The team started off strong on June 11 defeating Thailand’s team 13-0. With 26 goals, the U.S. broke the record for the most goals in a single game in the World Cup, for both men and women, according to TIME Magazine. The previous record was shared by the U.S. and Germany in 1991 and 2003 with 25 goals.
- That’s not the only record the team broke this year! The team now holds the record for most consecutive World Cup Wins for 2015 and 2019. No team has won more than one tournament since it began in 1991.
- Throughout the tournament, the team had a lead going into halftime of every match they played. It took an hour of game time before Rapinoe broke the scoreless tie for the U.S. on a penalty kick. Midfielder Rose Lavelle scored the second goal right before the 69-minute mark.
- Besides the team’s winning trophy, team captain Megan Rapinoe took home the Golden Ball award for being the top player in the tournament. Rapinoe celebrated the win in an instagram post where she quoted the late rapper Nispey Hussle’s 2018 track “Hussle and Motivate.”
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the team will have a parade down New York City’s “Canyon of Heroes” on Wednesday morning.