July 5th 2015 marks another monumental moment for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team as when they won their second World Cup.
This win was the team’s first World Cup championship since 1999 and they handled defending champs Japan by a score of 5-2. The victory was led by Captain Carli Lloyd, who put the match away early by scoring three goals in the first fifteen minutes.
From a statistical standpoint this game was unexpected and unpredictable, and with the added patriotic context was even more exhilarating. This game became a rematch of the 2011 World Cup finals in Germany in which Japan was victorious over the United States after a 2-2 draw ending in a shootout.
Along with previous history, this World Cup was hosted in Canada the day after American Independence Day, giving the Americans the motivation and momentum that helped them in their decisive win over Japan.
This influx of patriotism and victory the past couple days has left every American proud to sport red, white, and blue — and has garnered the attention of a host of athletes, celebrities, and President Obama, all of whom sent praise for the victory to the team across their social media sites.
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