United States takes fourth World Cup title


(AP) The United States has won its record fourth Women’s World Cup title and second in a row.

Goals by Megan Rapinoe (rah-PEE’-noh) and Rose Lavelle carried the Americans to a 2-0 win over the Netherlands in Sunday’s final at Lyon, France. The game was scoreless until Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the 61st minute, eight minutes before Lavelle doubled the lead.

Rapinoe’s tally came after a video review showed that Alex Morgan had been fouled with a kick to the shoulder in the penalty area.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a parade in the team’s honor on Wednesday. The procession will go up a stretch of Broadway that’s hosted many celebratory parades known as the “Canyon of Heroes.“


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