Over the next four days, none of America's four major sports will play a meaningful game. Other than major league baseball's Home Run Derby and All-Star Game, there isn't a single relevant event in the four major sports leagues.
That's probably exactly how the U.S. Women's National Soccer team would like it. The USA successfully defended their title, winning a second straight women's World Cup championship, beating the Netherlands, 2-0, on Sunday.
After the win, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan took to Twitter to congratulate the women for their tremendous title run.
Ryan was hardly the only NFL player to congratulate the women for their championship accomplishment, but still, what a grand gesture from the 2016 MVP. And just maybe, him and the Falcons can receive some inspiration from the USA women's national soccer team. They have seemingly inspired an entire generation of young American women. Perhaps they can do the same for Atlanta, as the Falcons chase their first championship again in 2019.
Megan Rapinoe scored the first goal of the championship game in the 61st minute Sunday. Rose Lavelle added an insurance marker in the 69th minute. In order to get to the championship, the United States defeated England, 2-1, in the semifinals.
This is the fourth World Cup Championship for the United States women. Prior to Sunday, they won their last title in 2015.