Women’s US Soccer Team Defeats China for World Cup Title
There’s certainly been no shortage of this headline since Sunday’s final match in the FIFA (Federation of International Football Association) tournament in Canada. As 24 teams filtered to two, U.S. midfielder Carli Lloyd lead the charge in nearly every match played by our national team. By the end of the tournament, she collected the Adidas Golden Ball for the tournament’s most outstanding player and the Adidas Silver Boot for scoring six goals and one assist.
In addition to the win, the Women’s World Cup broke records:
1) Total attendance: 1,353,506; Canada set the largest record for any FIFA game other than a World Cup
2) Goals scored: 146 and the first-time use of goal-line technology
3) Global Broadcast: Records for watching the games were set in over 10 countries; FOX scored its biggest audience ever for a soccer match
4) 20 million visitors searched the FIFA Women’s World Cup section on FIFA.com and consuming 225 million pages!
What’ the bottom line? Now it’s become a compliment to say you play like a girl . . . and the international sports community is recognizing that.
Locally, the ladies of the 16U Girls Fastpitch team,O’Fallon Wolves, are setting their own records. Here they are waiting out a rain delay, ending in a 2nd place finish at USSSA “C” State.
As one of several women’s teams outfitted by Winning Streak, they are wearing Worth team jerseys, pants, socks and belts; also featured are Worth Legit and Black Bat Worth Legit bats. Coach Matt Jones is wearing his lucky Adidas pullover, Richardson cap and Rawlings sunglasses. (And just when you thought Winning Streak wasn’t a one-stop-shop team store.) And you might notice another thing this team has in common with the ladies of US Women’s Soccer – Adidas spikes!
Support women’s sports – attend girls basketball, buy a fundraising t-shirt to help run a summer camp, watch the WNBA. Winning Streak knows how to bring out the best in all athletes!