The team became Women's World Cup champions for the fourth time after beating the Netherlands 2-0 in Sunday's final in Lyon, France. It's the team's second consecutive win.
The women's team had a lead going into halftime of every match they had played throughout this year's World Cup, except for Sunday's game. The team didn't score until an hour into the game, with Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle both scoring in the second half, bringing the team to victory. Jill Ellis remains undefeated at World Cups and became the first manager to win the tournament twice.
Rapinoe celebrated the victory on Instagram by paying tribute to Nipsey Hussle, who was fatally shot in March.
"Ain't really trip on the credit, I just paid all of my dues," she posted, quoting the late rapper's song "Hussle & Motivate." "I just respected the game, now my name all in the news. Trippin' on all of my moves, quote me on this, got a lot more to prove- @nipseyhussle #tmc🏁 #cheesin"
Famous fans quickly took to social media to celebrate the big win, including Ellen DeGeneres, Billie Jean King, Elizabeth Banks, Serena Williams, Jessica Chastain and more. See the best reactions below.
The US women’s soccer team are the world champions! I’m so happy. These women are the best of what our country represents. You’re welcome on my show any time. My World Cup runneth over. @USWNT#USA#FIFAWWC
Congratulations to the #USWNT on their 4th World Cup win! These athletes have brought more attention, support, & pride to women’s sport than perhaps any other team in history. It is long past time to pay them what they rightly deserve. 🇺🇸🏆🏆🏆🏆 #USAvNED#WorldCupfinal#EqualPay