The USWNT has captured their fourth World Cup after a 2-0 win over the Netherlands with the help of four former members of the UCLA soccer team.
The United States Women’s National Team is once again the best team on the planet as they have won the 2019 World Cup. It is the fourth time the US has captured the championship and did so with the help of four former Bruins.
Head coach Jill Ellis (former UCLA soccer coach), Mallory Pugh, Samantha Mewis and Abby Dahlkemper (former UCLA soccer players) were all a part of the USWNT that just won their second consecutive World Cup in front of a packed house at Groupama Stadium in Decines-Charpeau, France.
The United States was nothing less than dominant in this year’s event. They started the tournament out with a 13-0 victory over Thailand and rolled through the stage portion unscathed. That continued in the knockout round as the US never trailed in their journey through the bracket.
On Sunday morning, they capped off their dominant run with a 2-0 win over the Netherlands with another dominating performance. Megan Rapinoe opened things up in the 61st minute when she bolted a penalty kick passed the left side of the Dutch goalie.
In the 69th minute, Mewis sent a pass up the middle to Rose Lavelle who booted a left-footer into the corner of the net, giving the US a 2-0 lead and they eventual win. The USWNT had possession of the ball for 53%. They also had the advantage in shots (17-6) and shots on goal (9-1).
This ends another tremendous run by the United Staes Women’s National Team. Their four championships now puts them two ahead of second place Germany.
This is defienitely a special win for fans of both the USWNT and UCLA soccer. Hopefully, the Bruins can keep that traditon going as they send more players to the national team for the 2023 World Cup.