The U.S. Women’s National Team stands to empower all females.
The Women’s World Cup is well on it’s way to completion after it’s start on Sunday, June 7, 2015. Norway and Thailand competed for succession in the tournament, Norway taking the victory with a whopping 4-0. Following that, on Monday, June 8, the United States challenged Australia and came out on top defeating the Aussies (though they put up a great fight) 3-1.
The United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) absolutely thrives in the World Cup tournament as opposed to the United States Men’s National Team, of which has proven not to be as successful. Founded in 1991, the Women’s FIFA World Cup has gained and improved praise for female sports teams both professional and not. Tied for most wins in Women’s FIFA history is the United States and Germany. Both countries have received the World Cup Champions title twice.
One player to watch for on the United States team is Alex Morgan. On the United States women’s national soccer team, she is a forward, #13. At just 25-years-old, Morgan is famously known for being an Olympic gold medalist as well as her participation in the victory over Japan in the last World Cup. She ended the 2012 London olympics with 28 goals and 21 assists–this titled her as the youngest women’s soccer player to score 20 goals in one calendar year.
The team that represents athletic and strong, accomplished women has set out to inspire girls and women of all ages: “Don’t let the tired cliches and stereotypes make you doubt what you are meant to be: the best.” The powerful message is a small part in an impactful letter written by the USWNT, the full text can be found here. The team has also optioned a hashtag to empower and unite the community of girls and women chasing their dreams. Join in on the conversation @ #SheBelieves.
The USWNT is scheduled to play next on Friday, June 12 at 8 p.m. against Sweden. Following that game will be their match against Nigeria on Tuesday, June 16, also at 8 p.m. The World Cup games are taking over the television screens at sports bars near and far. The U.S. Women’s pride is alive and well here in Montclair, where you can take advantage of The Office Bar and Grill or Just Jakes Bar and Restaurant. Both are packed with great food, drinks, friendly hospitality and exciting crowds that are ready to root proudly for our team of power women dressed in Red, White and Blue.