The American women’s soccer team returned to the United States yesterday.
The squad arrived a day after suffering a heartbreaking loss to Japan in the Women’s World Cup Final. After holding leads on two separate occasions, the U.S. lost 3-1 on penalty kicks. Japan entered Sunday’s title match 0-22-and-3 all-time against the United States.
The American women last won the World Cup in 1999.
U.S. forward Abby Wambach says it’s nice to be home.
Meanwhile, Twitter says the finish of the Women’s World Cup final between Japan and the United States broke the record for tweets per second. Japan beat the U.S. 3-1 on penalty kicks.
The climax drew 7,196 tweets per second. Paraguay’s penalty shootout win over Brazil in a Copa America quarterfinal on Sunday came close to beating it with 7,166 and is second on the list.
The previous record of 6,939 was set just after midnight in Japan on New Year’s Day.
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