USA won successive Women’s World Cup titles after defeating Netherlands 2-0 in the final in Lyon. Megan Rapinoe broke the deadlock from the penalty spot in the 61st minute after Alex Morgan had won the spot kick.
Rose Lavelle doubled the Americans’ advantage in the 69th minute with a wonderful solo effort. USA became only the second team after Germany to defend the World Cup title. The win ensured that they captured the World Cup for a record fourth time.