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USWNT Wins 2019 Women’s World Cup Over Netherlands 2-0

(Photo via Twitter.com/@USWNT)

Go ahead and refer to us as the four-time champs from now on. Both teams were held scoreless through the first 45 minutes, but it was the United States who eventually broke the tie in the 2019 Women’s World Cup Final.

A penalty kick from Megan Rapinoe followed by a beautiful solo goal by Rose Lavelle in the second-half led the U.S.A to a 2-0 win over the Netherlands.

KSBar was excited, to say the least.

With 26 total goals in the tournament, the U.S. set the record for most in a World Cup and are now back-to-back World Cup champions.

I believe that we have won. These are OUR Queens.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA. Follow me on Twitter: @ZackGeoghegan

27 Comments for USWNT Wins 2019 Women’s World Cup Over Netherlands 2-0



  1. wesmorgan1
    10:41 pm July 7, 2019 Permalink

    For those of you interested in facts instead of invective, consider this:

    1) For 2016-2018, the US Women’s Soccer Team drew more fans AND brought in more revenue than did the USMNT. The margin was small – $50.8 million for the women vs. $49.9 million for the men – but it’s going to get larger, because the women just earned US Soccer *another* $4 million with their win today.

    2) FIFA earns 95% of its money from selling television, marketing, hospitality, and licensing rights for the World Cup (men’s AND women’s). In 2018, FIFA banked $4.6 BILLION in revenue.

    4) The current imbalance is huge. Last year, the men’s WC winner (France) received $38 million from FIFA, and the full men’s prize pool was $400 million. On the women’s side, the winner received $4 million, from a total prize pool of $30 million. Yup, the men’s WC winner was paid more than was the entire women’s field.

    So, you could compare the two national teams in several categories:

    a) Overall performance on the field (including friendlies)
    b) Performance in major tournaments (include the Olympics, if you like)
    c) Ticket sales for National Team games
    d) Overall revenue generated for US Soccer

    In every case, the women have been outperforming the men for quite some time…while US Soccer pays the men 3x what it pays the women.