Major League players celebrate the U.S. Women's World Cup Final victory
One day after America celebrated its 239th birthday with salted meats and chilly drinks, we got to celebrate all over again with the Women's World Cup Finals. With the U.S. Women's National Team looking to win its first Cup since Brandi Chastain's iconic 1999 penalty kick, and facing off against Japan, a team that defeated the USWNT in the 2011 finals, the pressure was on.
So even with a full slate of Major League games on Sunday, ballplayers found some time to get excited.
Drew Butera multi-tasked during his soccer:
And once the game was on, the USWNT was in full attack mode. After scoring nine goals in the tournament, the team scored four in the first sixteen minutes with Carli Lloyd netting a hat-trick in that time. It was an unbelievable time to be watching.
Carli Lloyd on fire and she isn't done yet either, stay tuned for number 4! #USWNT- Jon Lester (@JLester34) July 5, 2015
Hey USA, save some goals for the 2019 World Cup...at this point it's getting rude.- Brett Anderson (@BrettAnderson35) July 5, 2015
After Japan cut the lead to 4-2, Tobin Heath put the game away with a goal in the 62nd minute that would prove to be the final score. Though fans were still hoping for more.
Once it was over and the U.S. women had added another trophy to their cabinet with the 5-2 victory, it was time to celebrate. Mostly through emojis, natch.
World Cup champs!! Congrats, @ussoccer_wnt! ��������������������- Brad Ziegler (@BradZiegler) July 6, 2015
AMERICA!!!! #Champions ����������������✔️✔️✔️������������������������������- Alex Wood (@Awood45) July 6, 2015
And one team had a perfect GIF to sum up America's feelings following the victory:
AMERICA right now: pic.twitter.com/8FnJlUVMlg- Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 6, 2015
Here's to 2019.