From start to finish, the 2019 Women's World Cup was a thoroughly exciting affair. There was drama, utter chaos, elation and moments of magic, and it was the USA who came out on top when all was said and done.
They won every game this summer, including a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in Sunday's final. They netted 27 goals in just seven games, and conceded just three on route to their fourth World Cup triumph
They came into the tournament as the world's best international side, and they more than lived up to that billing. Everyone involved put on an outstanding showing, whilst the likes of Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe proved why they are two of the finest talents on the planet.
Winning the World Cup isn't something that every player manages to achieve in their career, but to do so on this specific stage is even greater. The competition was undoubtedly one of the biggest in the history of women's football, and fans all across the world watched on as the USA stormed to victory.
Lifting that trophy will mean the world to the entire squad, but to do so at the peak of women's football will be even more special.
my brain: don’t say it…⁰me: IT’S A PARTY IN THE USA! pic.twitter.com/XxuXWo3vz5— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 7, 2019
Woke up this morning and all i can still say is W.O.W... Im a WORLD CHAMPION磊— Crystal Dunn Soubrier (@crysdunn_19) July 8, 2019
I love these ladies. You’re only as strong as the people next to you and these ones were rock solid. pic.twitter.com/B4Bv4QNu4M— Becky Sauerbrunn (@beckysauerbrunn) July 7, 2019
Both Morgan and Rapinoe finished with six goals apiece, level with England's Ellen White as the competitions top scorers. Rapinoe was also named as the tournament's best player, in what truly was an outstanding summer for the Reign star.
Celebrations will continue for years to come, and deservedly so.