The USA defeated Netherlands 2-0 to claim a back to back world cup trophy wins. Megan Rapinoe struck a 61st-minute penalty before Rose Lavelle scored a fine solo goal to make it 2-0. This is United States fourth world cup win, which draws them level with Italy in number 3 spot for the most number of world cup wins. Germany tops the list with 6 world cup wins.
The USA captain for the night Megan Rapinoe scored her sixth goal for the tournament to ensure Jill Ellis’s side successfully defend their title at the expense of Netherland. Netherlands fought bravely to overcome the underdog tag at the tournament but ultimately came short.
Rapinoe’s goal came after a VAR review on a foul on USA forward Alex Morgan. Rapinoe calmly scored the penalty to draw level with Alex Morgan and England’s Ellen White as the top scorer in the tournament. However, the best moment of the match came at the 69th minute when Lavelle ran with the ball form the center circle to score a beautiful goal. The Netherland’s team was left frustrated as chances were hard to come by for them.
With the win people from around the world gave the U.S team the props it deserved.