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.

japan wins The Sports Kings: U.S. Women Return 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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  1. Sarah says:

    I’m glad the US loss…I was rooting for Japan after all the financial and natural disasters they went through this past year, it was nice to see women composed themselves and play team sport, instead of the bigotry and racism I was seeing and hearing being expressed towards the Japanese women’s team by anglos…When the “Ugly American” stop showing up for activities, I will start supporting this country…I can’t stand arrogance whether in sports or business, and America has been showing her arrogance for the past sixty five years when it comes to world dominance…

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