Trump congratulates U.S. on World Cup win despite confrontation with Rapinoe

Trump congratulates U.S. on World Cup win despite confrontation with Rapinoe

She added three assists in five games and won the Golden Boot.

They'll now battle a U.S. team that are the reigning champions with a 2015 World Cup title to defend.

Megan Rapinoe has opened the scoring for the United States in the 61st minute with a penalty against the Netherlands in the Women's World Cup final. First Van Veenendaal stopped a Samantha Mewis header, and then she turned the ball onto the post when Alex Morgan diverted Rapinoe's low centre towards goal. The oldest player to score in a Women's World Cup final, she struck a familiar victorious pose with arms outstretched.

"It's like history. I don't know how to feel right now".

"It certainly is not fair", she said.

"Everyone's is kind of asking what's next and what we want to come of all this", she said. "Because I think at this point the argument we have been having is null and void". Norway won in 1995, Germany won in 2003 and 2007, and Japan defeated the U.S.in 2011.

The win was secured with a penalty in the 58th minute, scored by Rapinoe, and a second goal 11 minutes later from Rose Lavelle. She starred against England in the semifinal and was even better on Sunday.

After watching a replay through the VAR system, the referee ruled that former Cal star, Alex Morgan, was fouled in the box, and awarded the US the penalty kick. "She's been on the dribbles, opening everything up for us", she continued.

Shortly after the team's win Sunday in Lyon, France, Mayor Bill de Blasio took to Twitter to announce a parade in the team's honor on Wednesday.

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No sooner had the match ended than USA Today journalist Nancy Armour reported fans chanting "Equal pay!", a reference to the ongoing gender discrimination lawsuit filed by the team against the US Soccer Federation, claiming they are paid 38 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earn.

Megan Rapinoe of US celebrates victory as she lifts the FIFA Womens World Cup trophy during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final match between Winner The United States of America and Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 7, 2019 in Lyon, France.

"There was a wry smile, for sure", she said.

"Overall I thought we had the better of the game", USA coach Jill Ellis said afterward. There were also 146 goals at the 2015 World Cup. Former American players joined the current generation on the field for the postgame celebration.

Alex Morgan of the USA team going up the ceremony platform during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final match between The United States of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 7, 2019 in Lyon, France.

That's because, like many players, she shut herself away from social media during the tournament, to focus fully on the Netherlands' journey to the final.

After going 0-0 for the first half, Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle each scored in the second half, leading the United States to victory.

The White House did send an all-female delegation to cheer on the women in the final, though it's unclear if they'll get an invite to Washington.

Colin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback who took his team to the Super Bowl but has been out of the league for three years having knelt during the American anthem, never got another chance to "win first before he talks".

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