The United States women’s soccer team won its record fourth Women’s World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday night. Megan Rapinoe converted a tiebreaking penalty kick in the second half and Rose Lavelle added a goal.
Fans chanted “Equal Pay!” at the final whistle , a reminder players sued the U.S. Soccer Federation in March claiming gender discrimination.
The Americans never trailed in the tournament and set records with 26 goals and a 12-game World Cup winning streak dating to 2015. U.S. coach Jill Ellis became the first coach to lead a team to two Women’s World Cup titles, and the U.S. joined Germany in 2003 and 2007 as the only repeat champions.
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