5 most iconic images for the American team in the Women's World Cup in France

Alex Morgan. Megan Rapinoe. Ali Krieger. Allie Long. Rose Lavelle. The stars of the US Women's soccer team shone as brightly as the stars they represented this year at the 2019 Women's World Cup, winning America the honor of being the first country to win two Women's World Cups in a row. A combination of confidence, extreme hard work, natural talent, and—we like to think—a little luck brought by French soil rocketed the team to victory. Relive the glory of #OneNationOneTeam with some of their most iconic images throughout France.

Julie Ertz' moves in Lyon

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W H A T 😱 a game we have in Lyon.

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Julie Ertz is no newbie to the US Team, having played during the 2016 Olympics and the last World Cup. She remembered (External link) during the last Cup: “Going in, I was so naïve—everything was so new to me. I had no expectations.” This time, whatever expectations she had presumably have been more than met, as she and the team beat the Netherlands in Lyon 2-0 to clinch the Cup.

Team congrats in Reims

Reims is probably the most America-friendly city in France,” remembered (External link) deputy mayor Stéphane Lang upon welcoming the US Women's team to the capital of Champagne.
“Reims was completely destroyed after the first World War, and the liberation of France was done by the Americans 100 years ago. One thing you might not know is that women’s football in France started in Reims, so we are fighting for you and your battle for salary equality."
The warm welcome blossomed into a triumphal experience for the American team, beating Spain 1-0 in Reims and continuing on to Paris.

Joy in Paris

In a game with significant symbolism for France.fr (held in France's capital city and against the French Women's team), the US team carried off victory in Paris' Parc des Princes in a 2-1 match. The Americans' joy at continuing on to the finals in Lyon is palpable in the image.

Megan Rapinoe's triumphal moment

One of the standout stars during this World Cup was Megan Rapinoe, responsible for five total goals (External link) during the competition as well as both goals in this match against the France team. Her reputation for confidence and tenacity have preceded her, and her Katniss-Everdeen like victory stance have become renowned worldwide.

Félicitations Team USA!

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The US Women's team made a record (External link) in Lyon, winning their fourth World Cup in a match against the Dutch team. Their amazing success will be celebrated with a ticker-tape parade in New York, and presumably, a fair amount of French champagne!