The U.S. women's national soccer team successfully defended their World Cup crown after a two-goal second half helped them stave off the Netherlands in the 2019 final in Lyon. The score was tied at 0 at the half, but Megan Rapinoe converted on a penalty in the 61st minute to bring some life to the scoreboard, and it was Rose Lavelle's strike in the 69th minute that sealed the victory for the U.S. side. Lavelle's goal gave the U.S. a 2-0 lead, which put the Netherlands, who put up quite a fight for most of the game, out of reach. The U.S. now has earned four World Cup trophies since the women's tournament began in 1991. New York City will honor the team with a ticker tape parade on Wednesday.
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