Totally winning the best-dressed award at the #FIFAWWC2019 final here in #Lyon: Justin and Sarah McCarty and 7 yo daughter Ella of Chicago, with sister/sister-in-law Becca Perry. #USANED #USWNT Image
The streak is broken: #USWNT had scored in the first 12 minutes in all 6 of its previous #FIFAWWC2019 games. But it’s halftime in the final match: still no score. #USA 0 - #NED 0. #USANED Image
Game time temperature: stifling. #USANED #FIFAWWC Image
What it sounds like when @mPinoe scores on a penalty kick in the 62nd minute. #USA 1 - #NED 0 #FIFAWWC
Make ours a double! Midfielder @roselavelle slots a beauty into the net. It’s her #FIFAWWC debut, which makes it extra sweet. #UA 2 - #NED 0
Make it four ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! #UWNT wins its *fourth* World Cup championship. Ecstatic US players are draped in flags on the field. Somber Dutch players walk by, applauding their devoted fans. Final score: #USA 2 - #NED 0 #FIFAWCC Image
#USWNT players have exchanged their jerseys for ones emblazoned CHAMPION across the back. Huge boos from the crowd for #FIFA president Gianni Infantino as he takes the field to present the trophies.

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