Our women soccer team continues to impress as we won another world championship. Just maybe this will be the year that America also does what many other countries have done, elect a woman president (and vice-president). Come on guys, this is a political blog and had to get a little piece in, right?
U.S. Women's soccer performs.
U.S. Wins Record Fourth World Cup Title - The New York Times
The United States women’s soccer team claimed its fourth Women’s World Cup title on Sunday, beating the Netherlands, 2-0, in Lyon, France, to repeat as world champions.
“It’s surreal,” said United States forward Megan Rapinoe, who was named the tournament’s outstanding player after scoring six goals. “I don’t know how to feel. It’s ridiculous.”
Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle scored second-half goals for the United States, who needed more than an hour to solve a tenacious defensive effort by the Netherlands. Rapinoe broke the dam with a penalty kick in the 61st minute, and Lavelle sealed the victory with a driving run up the center in the 69th.
It was the second straight World Cup title for a dozen of the American players, who claimed their first championship in Canada four years ago. It also cemented their status as the gold standard in women’s soccer, even as Europe — led by teams like the Netherlands — mounts a sustained assault on their crown.