Women's World Cup Final Watch Party Held On Boston's City Hall Plaza

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The U.S. women's national team claimed the 2019 Women's World Cup title Sunday, defeating the Netherlands 2-0.

Many gathered at City Hall Plaza in Boston for a viewing party hosted by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu was among officials who attended the event.

 

The game was goalless by half-time, but the Americans took the lead in the second half. The U.S. made their first goal of the game when forward Megan Rapinoe scored off a penalty kick.

 

Midfielder Rose Lavelle scored in the 69th minute, giving the U.S. a 2-0 lead over the Netherlands.

 

Fans of all ages in Boston cheered on the U.S. women's national team. Soccer player and fan Felicia was at the watch party. She told WBZ NewsRadio's Kevin Coleman who on the team inspires her the most.

"Ali Krieger probably the most. I know she went through a huge injury with her ACL back in the day, and not too long ago I went through a huge ACL surgery. Didn’t think I’d be able to come back to play soccer myself, but after seeing her, I was ten times inspired more than anything in the world," Felicia said.

Felicia also shared where she thinks soccer is heading in America after the World Cup win.

“You see little girls here ... they’re looking up at these girls thinking that ‘I want to do that one day.’ And they’re setting a huge example on and off the field. It’s incredible," Felicia said.

Sunday's game was the fourth title win for the U.S. women's national team. The Americans also won the World Cup in 2015.

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WBZ NewsRadio's Kevin Coleman (@KevinColemanWBZ) reports

 

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