Sports world congratulates United States on World Cup victory

Monday July 6th, 2015

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.

• Watch all the U.S. goals: Lloyd's treble | Holiday | Heath

Several of the winning players also celebrated the win on social media.


A post shared by Lauren Cheney (@laurenholiday12) on

World Champions!! 🇺🇸❤️💙

A post shared by Christen Press (@christenpress) on

Put me in coach!!! Its the Championship game!!!! ⚽️⚽️⚽️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

A post shared by Jrue Holiday (@jrue_holiday11) on

Watch: Rampone, Wambach lift USA's first World Cup since 1999

• Carli Lloyd wins Golden Ball Award as World Cup's best player

• Hope Solo wins Golden Glove as World Cup's top goalkeeper


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