Everyone is celebrating the U.S. women's soccer team's first World Cup victory since 1999. The team may not have won in the previous 16 years, but this was their third Women's World Cup title, breaking the record for the most wins by any country. That's definitely cause for celebration, and even brands are reacting to the U.S. World Cup win.
America's waited a long time for another World Cup title, so this is a pretty big deal. Since the U.S. men's soccer team has never won the title and placed 15th at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the women's team was our only hope and they pulled through. Not only did they win, they put on a stellar performance, scoring four of their total five goals in the first 16 minutes of the game. Carli Lloyd, the tournament's Most Valuable Player, stunned everyone when she scored in the first three minutes of the game and then twice more. This win was especially exciting because Japan beat the United States in the 2011 Women's World Cup final 3-1 on penalties. The Americans took full advantage at their rematch against Japan, setting the tone for the whole game right off the bat and winning 5-2.
American brands joined in on the celebrations — here's how five companies reacted to the World Cup win.
You can always count on Google to recognize a holiday or momentous occasion, and the U.S. Women's World Cup victory was no exception. The website's doodle portrayed women cheering with American flags and noisemakers and a soccer ball trophy to make it clear what the drawing was for. A representation of the Canadian flag also symbolizes how the World Cup was held in Vancouver.
Nike changed its homepage to an image that said "Strong alone. Champions together." to celebrate the teamwork that led to America's victory. In the Nike World Champion shop, you can buy team U.S.A. jerseys, soccer cleats, and "World Champions" T-shirts to commemorate the historic win.
Modell's Sporting Goods
Modell's Sporting Goods congratulated the winning team on its website, as well as sold championship T-shirts, team U.S.A. jerseys, and soccer balls.
Nylon tweeted its congratulations to the U.S. women's soccer team, celebrating the girl power that the team manifested on the field.
Skype recognized the soccer team's historic third World Cup title with adorable party emojis, because emojis with party hats, horns, and confetti say it all.