The U.S. Women's National Team beat the Netherlands 2-0 in Sunday's final World Cup match
“Proud to rep America’s best team! Congrats @USWNT and thanks for being such a strong inspiration for women and girls—and everybody—all across the country,” the former president said in an Instagram caption underneath a photo of him giving a big grin and holding up the jersey, which has “Obama” printed on the back.
Obama had already shared his congratulations to the team, who won the final match against the Netherlands, 2-0. The win marks the USWNT’s fourth World Cup win. They last won in 2015.
“Yes! Fourth star. Back to back. Congrats to the record breakers on the @USWNT, an incredible team that’s always pushing themselves—and the rest of us—to be even better. Love this team. #OneNationOneTeam” he wrote on Twitter shortly after the team’s win.
The ladies of the team have spent the days since their win celebrating.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio praised the women, opening the ceremony by saying “This team has done something never before seen in the history of this country, the greatest, most-winning soccer team in the history of this country … and what they accomplished was extraordinary.”
“There was a deafening roar celebrating that [World Cup] victory, a deafening roar for our champions,” he continued, before the crowd broke into chants of “U.S.A. Equal Pay.”
“The equality of women must be guaranteed in this nation,” de Blasio added.
“Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team on winning the World Cup! Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!” he said on Twitter.