Published: Mon, July 08, 2019
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

USA beat Netherlands 2-0 to win fourth Women's World Cup title

USA beat Netherlands 2-0 to win fourth Women's World Cup title

Seven different USA players scored in the 13-0 win against Thailand in the group stages, with Alex Morgan bagging five goals. The U.S. also has Megan Rapinoe, who has scored five goals in the tournament and is expected to play in the match despite suffering a hamstring injury in the match against France.

Cooky said U.S. Soccer data shows the women's team is bringing in 2 million more dollars than the men's team. She responded to the criticism Friday, saying it amounts to a double standard.

USA midfielder Julie Ertz saw her hooked shot saved in the 27th minute following a corner.

After the US claimed their fourth World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Netherlands in the final in Lyon on Sunday, Donald Trump tweeted his congratulations.

The Netherlands won Group E, defeating Cameroon, New Zealand and Canada on their way to the knockout stage. Despite this failure, Forbes reports that the men earned a total of $5.4 million, while the women - who won the 2015 World Cup - received $1.7 million.

"The women's team is out performing the men here in the US", said Cooky.

"It certainly is not fair", Rapinoe said of the gap in prize money awarded at the men's and women's World Cups.

United States of America are, after all, at the forefront of that push, with players such as Rapinoe driving the agenda on numerous issues, from LGBT rights to racial equality, while attracting audiences most other nations can only dream of. Rapinoe has four goals in the tournament.

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Shah and Ali Khil refused to throw in the towel, though, frustrating the West Indies attack with a 133-run partnership. Dawlat Zadran claimed 2-73 for Afghanistan who were sloppy on the field, dropping catch and missing run-out chance.

Rapinoe took the Golden Boot, though, with ties settled by assists and then minutes per goal.

It also didn't help that Dutch keeper Sari van Veenendaal was big in the first half, accruing four saves when the American attack was able to find space to get off opportunities.

It took U.S. until just before the half-hour mark to register their first notable attempt on target, Julia Ertz reacting quickest to the second ball at a corner and stinging the palms of Van Veenendaal.

Named MVP of Euro 2017 and then Federation Internationale de Football Association women's player of the year a few months later, Martens's World Cup was going strong until the very end of the Netherlands' win over Japan in the round of 16.

The USA definitely have the upper hand over first time finalist Netherlands and are, definitely, the favourite to win. Both teams last faced off in a friendly back in September 2016, a match that the USWNT won 3-1. "We've dug in, looked each other in the eye in the hard moments and gone through things as a team", Rapinoe said. Eastern time slots, the World Cup final will air at 11 a.m.

The Americans opened the tournament with a record 13-0 rout of lowly Thailand, triggering debate over whether the celebrations after each goal were excessive.

Alex Morgan is listed at 5/2 to score the first goal of the match, while the U.S.is listed at 5/1 to win the match 2-0.

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