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USWNT on Top of the World - again!

8 July 2019

Stars and stripes retain trophy to win World Cup for a record fourth time

Was it ever in any doubt?

Despite the level of competition being far superior to that faced four years ago, still there was no match for the USWNT and reigning world champions in France.

Make no mistake Sunday’s showpiece with the Netherlands in Lyon certainly proved to be the toughest of the campaign for Jill Ellis’ ladies - there was no US goal inside the first 15 minutes for the first time this campaign for instance.

An awesome showing across four remarkable weeks

But the most successful team in women’s soccer weren’t to be denied the chance to retain their trophy and a fourth World Cup in total, eventually wearing down a well drilled but stubborn Dutch backline.

The player on everyone’s lips, Megan Rapinoe, stole the show yet again with her trademark celebration after converting the game’s opener from the penalty spot, her sixth goal of a memorable tournament in more ways than one, it could be said.

It was a strike enough to earn the team captain the Golden Boot, as well as the Golden Ball award for the tournament’s best player - an awesome showing across four remarkable weeks, not just for USWNT but the women’s game overall.

Great champions never stop though and the focus will shortly turn to winning the next one. Can the Stars and Stripes assert their dominance further still by scooping Gold at the Olympics in Tokyo next summer?

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