'#LetsGoGirls': Twitter Cheers as USA Advances to the Women's World Cup Finals
This year's Cup has set viewership records for women's soccer
The Internet launched into a collective “U-S-A” chant on Tuesday night after America defeated Germany in the Women’s World Cup semifinals 2-0.
The USA Women’s National team advances to the final for the second straight World Cup, making it the first country to reach four championship matches.
The team will play the winner of the Japan and England semifinals matchup in the July 5 final.
This year’s cup, held in Canada, has seen a surge in popularity. The US matchup against China in the quarterfinals last week was the third most-watched women’s soccer match of all-time with 5.7 million viewers, and the most for a non-final, according to Bloomberg Business.
Celebrities and fans alike took to social media to celebrate Tuesday’s big win, voicing their support of US women’s soccer stars like Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan.
Fans were also quick to congratulate the game’s two scorers. The first goal from Carli Lloyd at 69th minute helped the US take the lead, while Kelley O’Hara’s big score at the 84th minute cemented the win.
O’Hara, Lloyd and Wambach all chatted with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America Wednesday morning, telling the host they were tired but “super pumped” about the big win.