Sports world congratulates United States on World Cup victory
After the United States won the Women's World Cup on Sunday, athletes from across the sports world congratulated the team on its victory.
The U.S. beat Japan 5–2 in Sunday's World Cup final after racing to a 4–0 lead just 16 minutes into the game. Athletes from all the major American pro leagues took to Twitter after the game to congratulate the American women.
Among the athletes honoring the team was New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, whose wife, Lauren, is a midfielder for the U.S. and scored the game's third goal.
Several of the winning players also celebrated the win on social media.
Today we are World Cup champions, and forever we are World Cup champions!— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) July 6, 2015
We are World Champions!!!!!!— Sydney Leroux Dwyer (@sydneyleroux) July 6, 2015
To be able to represent your country as an athlete must be an incredible feeling! Congrats!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸— Greg Olsen (@gregolsen88) July 6, 2015
Love watching history being made. There is nothing like it. Go USA!— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) July 6, 2015
USA USA USA— Tim Hardaway Jr (@T_HardJR) July 6, 2015
アメリカ強かった！— 田中将大/MASAHIRO TANAKA (@t_masahiro18) July 6, 2015