The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team has solidified their place in history, by winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup, again. In back to back World Cups the U.S. Women’s Team dominated the field of competition starting with their controversial 13-0 win over Thailand.
From there the U.S. Women’s Team beat Chile 3-0, and moved on to beat Sweden 2-0. The Americans then faced Spain, who became the first team to score against the U.S. The U.S. held on to a 2-1 win over Spain, which meant they’d face one of the most difficult squads in the tournament, France. The French however were no match for U.S. Team captain Megan Rapinoe who scored the U.S.’ only goals boosting them to the Semi-Finals where the Americans faced England.
In their match against England the U.S. scored first on a goal by Christen Press. England almost immediately tied the match a one apiece but U.S. striker Alex Morgan scored on England goalie Carly Telford to take the lead and the win over England. The U.S. was now in the Finals with the Netherlands.
Throughout the tournament the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team experienced a mountain of backlash for the way they carried themselves from game one when they beat Thailand 13-0 to Alex Morgan’s tea sipping celebration over England. It seemed as though the world media had an axe to grind with the Americans and while the world media was berating them for their actions, the U.S. Media was mostly positive….mostly.
While most of their coverage in the U.S. was positive, and supportive, due to several quips by team captain Megan Rapinoe about visits to the White House, several news media outlets in the States felt a need to disavow the success these women achieved.
Regardless of what you might think about these women and their beliefs, it will never take away from the way they dominated the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team for back to back Cup Wins.
In other sports the Colorado Rapids lost to the New England Revolution on Thursday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park 1-2.
The Colorado Rockies entered All-Star week on a 5 games losing streak after being swept by the Houston Astros in a two-game series and then again by the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-game series. The Rockies return this Friday to Coors Field to host the Cincinnati Reds in a three-game series. The series begins a seven game home stand, which fans hope will help put the Rockies back above .500.