Japan edges U.S. in epic World Cup Finals!
Japan and Homare Sawa are the champions, but U.S. women’s soccer took the world by storm, and got the most tweets per second (7,196) for any major event! U.S. President Barack Obama and his family were watching the game from home (pic below), and showed support through twitter. Japan defeated U.S.A. for the World Cup Finals, 2-2 (3-1PK), yesterday. The U.S. made a valiant effort with Alex Morgan (69′) and Abby Wambach header (104′) goals, but every time they scored, Sawa seemed to have an answer. The Japanese team took advantage by making their penalty shots in the end and won the Finals! Sawa scored two goals, one in the 117′ minute (latest goal scored ever in World Cup Finals history), and received the Golden Boot Award. U.S. Goalkeeper, Hope Solo, received the Golden Glove Award for her sensational play in goal. The U.S. women with Abby Wambach, Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe really embraced the U.S. when they won the quarterfinals with an epic come-back win against red hot Brazil, Sunday July 10. After that, twitter blew up, and now Americans can grasp an understanding of the game! Thank You to U.S. Women’s Soccer for representing our country well! Check out President Obama’s twitter!
“To the women of our national soccer team: Sorry I can’t be there to see you play, but I’ll be cheering you on from here. Let’s go. -BO”
“Couldn’t be prouder of the women of #USWNT after a hard-fought game. Congratulations to Japan, Women’s World Cup Champions.”