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USA! USA! USA!
The U.S. Women’s Soccer team beat The Netherlands to win the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup title with a 2-0 victory on Sunday. This marks the fourth such championship win for the United States since 1991. A slew of celebs took to social media to celebrate the victory and praise the team.
“The US women’s soccer team are the world champions!” Ellen DeGeneres wrote on Twitter. “I’m so happy. These women are the best of what our country represents. You’re welcome on my show any time. My World Cup runneth over. @USWNT #USA #FIFAWWC”
“Yes! Fourth star. Back to back,” tweeted former President Barack Obama. “Congrats to the record breakers on the @USWNT, an incredible team that’s always pushing themselves—and the rest of us—to be even better. Love this team. #OneNationOneTeam”
Retired tennis star Billie Jean King tweeted, “Congratulations to the #USWNT on their 4th World Cup win! These athletes have brought more attention, support, & pride to women’s sport than perhaps any other team in history. It is long past time to pay them what they rightly deserve. #USAvNED #WorldCupfinal #EqualPay.”
Last week, the U.S. team forward kicked the winning goal to beat England 2-1 and help the United States reach the World Cup final, which is on Sunday. Forward Alex Morgan then ran to the sideline and pretended to sip an imaginary cup of tea, sparking online memes and criticism of alleged poor sportsmanship. She later indicated it was a tribute to Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, who posts “That’s the Tea” commentaries on Instagram. The actress later defended and praised her.
Jones criticized media coverage of Team USA.
“I call bulls–t!!” she tweeted. “Why they called cocky! They have proven to be the best f–king team!! Yall love to do this! We get mad we bitches, we emotional we crazy, we celebrate our accomplishments and now we cocky!! WHAT THE F–K EVER! SUCK OUR DICK!! WE WARRIORS!! THATS IT!! #PAYUSDAMNIT.”