After one of the most dominant runs to a title in World Cup history, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team returned to the United States on Monday after wrapping up the 2019 Women’s World Cup with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands.
The champions touched down in Newark, N.J. and received a hero’s welcome, as they collected the program’s fourth World Cup title. Queen's "We are the Champions" fittingly blasted out of speakers on the runway as the ladies sang along during their descent to the tarmac.
Head coach Jill Ellis and her squad have now won each of the past two World Cups, and this one was particularly impressive due to the way the U.S. just systematically took down each opponent they faced, with no shortage of iconic moments that set the world’s social media channels ablaze with comments.
The team was spearheaded by a trio of women with Bay Area ties, as Cal graduate Alex Morgan tied for the team lead in goals with Redding native Megan Rapinoe. Rapinoe also took home both the Golden Boot for top scorer and the Golden Ball awarded to the best overall player.
Stanford alum Christen Press also headed in the winning goal during the team's victory over England in the semifinals.
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The USWNT's celebration continues Wednesday as they will be part of a victory parade in New York City.
Arsenal needs a win.
The Gunners' winless streak now spans two managers, as Arsenal manager Freddie Ljungberg is yet to pick up a victory since taking over after Unai Emery's sacking. Arsenal lost to Brighton at home midweek, and now travel to rival West Ham on Monday in search of their first English Premier League win since Oct. 6.
West Ham lost 2-0 to Wolves on Wednesday, and the Hammers have won just one of their last nine matches since October. The win came at Stamford Bridge in a London Derby against Chelsea, and West Ham have beaten Manchester United at the Olympic Stadium this season. Despite the Hammers' recent struggles, a victory isn't a given for Arsenal on Monday.
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Here's how to watch the West Ham-Arsenal match live online and on TV.
When: Monday Dec. 9 at 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT
Online: NBC Sports
Wolverhampton Wanderers have a window of opportunity to make the Champions League.
Thanks to Chelsea's loss away to Everton on Saturday, Wolves can cut the gap to fourth place down to just three points. While they won't play the Blues until May, a three-point gap with 22 games remaining is plenty manageable for Nuno Espírito Santo's side.
But first, Wolverhampton need to beat Brighton on Sunday. The Seagulls just beat Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates midweek, and results breaking Brighton's way could facilitate a move up into the top half of the English Premier League table.
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Here's how to watch Sunday's Brighton-Wolves match online and on TV.
When: Sunday Dec. 7 at 11:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. PT
Online: NBC Sports