USA Wins 4th Women's World Cup Title, Outlasts Netherlands in Final!
The United States Women's National Team secured its second straight World Cup title over the weekend, beating the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday in France thanks to goals from Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle. The win caps off a historic run for the American women, who finish the tournament undefeated to become the second-ever back-to-back women's World Cup champions.
Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle were both injury questions entering the Women's World Cup final, but both provided the answers for the USA vs. the Netherlands scoring to deliver a fourth title to the Americans.
The Netherlands didn't make life easy for the U.S. women's national team, but a more complete, adaptable squad found a way through–with some help from VAR–to put an emphatic finish on a dominant run to a fourth Women's World Cup title.
The USA is headed back to the Women's World Cup final after a 2-0 win over Germany in a heart-stopping semifinal in Montreal. Carli Lloyd scored the winner from the penalty spot before setting up Kelley O'Hara for the insurance tally.