United States players celebrate after they defeated Japan 5-2 in the Federation Internationale de Football Association Women’s World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, July 5, 2015.
“She’s certainly more marketable than she was even 48 hours ago”, said David Carter, executive director of the USC (University of Southern California) Sports Business Institute.
Most Carli Lloyd fans probably don’t know that her soccer roots wind back to Delran, a small town in southern New Jersey – where her high school coach was a Holocaust survivor. Many are saying the women aren’t treated on the same playing field as a men’s team would be.
“Our goal is to grow the game and by winning the World Cup we are going to do that”, said Holiday, who scored in the 14th minute of Sunday’s final. The women’s team will receive a bonus of $2 million for taking home the cup, while the German male players received a $35 million bonus for winning. “We just made history”. “It was a great party, and I like to enjoy myself”. The fans roared for every player, but gave particularly loud cheers when Hope Solo addressed them. “You guys have been the most awesome of fans throughout the entire time. It doesn’t surprise me that as the games got harder, this team gets better”, Ellis said via the Guardian.
The US women’s team will continue their whirlwind tour with a trip to New York this week.
“This is a great victory because we haven’t won in 16 years”, she said.
The women played for a total of $15 million this year. Then the Mia Hamm era was ushered in, following by the indelible image of Brandi Chastain ripped off her shirt after the United States defeated China in penalty kicks to win the 1999 World Cup.
The United States women’s soccer victory in the World Cup energized soccer practice in Dundalk Monday morning.
Women’s Soccer isn’t a novelty! That especially bodes true for the Houston Dash, which features World Cup hero Carli Lloyd as its midfielder.
Fittingly, the team walked off the stage after leading the crowd in the popular “I believe that we will win” chant and a lively rendition of Queen’s “We Are the Champions”. “I think people will watch”.