USA dominates Netherlands to win second straight Women's World Cup

Megan Rapinoe Alex Morgan

The United States Women's National Team are champions again.

USA dominated Netherlands on Sunday to lift the trophy for the second straight time, defeating the Dutch 2-0 with the Americans controlling the action through most of the match, as has much been the case throughout the tournament.
After a first half filled with chances for the United States, the Americans finally broke through in the second half, with Megan Rapinoe once again scoring from the penalty spot after VAR awarded a foul in the box.

Rapinoe stepped to the spot, and as she has all throughout the competition, confidently deposited the ball in the back of the net to break a 0-0 tie, and give the Americans a lead they would not give up.

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You can watch Rapinoe's goal below. If the first video doesn't work in your location, try the second.

 The Americans would add a second goal to seal the trophy just a few minutes later, with midfielder Rose Lavelle dashing past the Dutch defense and netting her third goal of the tournament.


It's the fourth time the Americans have won the Women's World Cup, and quite possibly their most dominant run through the tournament yet, having never trailed through all seven matches played, and scoring in the first 15 minutes in every game aside from the final.

When the best women's teams in the world meet again in four years, the Americans will once again be defending their title.

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