Crazy Women’s Soccer Finals As US Scores 4 Goals In The First 20 Minutes

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Ultimately, the US won 5-2 against Japan in a lop-sided game.  Highlights here.

One would hope this would generate an interest in women’s team sports, but I highly doubt it.  But The US Women’s World Cup match on Sunday was the most-watched soccer game in the history of the United States. According to the NYT article linked above, more Americans watched Sunday’s game than watched the Stanley Cup final, Game 7 of the World Series between the Royals and Giants or the NBA championship final.

The victorious US women’s team will collect $2 million from FIFA. The men’s teams that lost in the first round (including the US men’s team) received $8 million from FIFA. The 2014 Men’s World Cup winner, Germany, received $35 million.