USA women’s national soccer team clinched its third consecutive US Open title with a 4-1 victory over Italy on Tuesday night.
The USNTA team scored twice on the night to become the first team to win the title since 2011.
This is the third time the USWNT has clinched the title.
In 2014, the US won the title and again in 2015.
It is the first time the women have clinched an Olympic gold medal in women’s sports.
“This is one of the greatest achievements in the history of the sport and our country,” said US coach Jill Ellis.
Ellis has overseen the women’s team for five years and has guided the team to its third straight title.
“It’s been a tough season for our team, it’s been the toughest I’ve ever been through as a coach, but it’s a great feeling and it’s exciting,” said defender Alex Morgan.
“We are very, very proud of our players, they are the best of the best, they’ve always shown that they are good athletes and good leaders and we are thrilled that they’ve been able to accomplish this.”
Italy’s coach Alessandro Del Piero said the team had a lot to live up to.
‘They have to do better’After the victory, the Italian coach said his team needed to “do better”.
“They have a lot of players who can do more,” Del Pieri said.
He also admitted that the US was “a little bit weak” and “a bit unlucky”.
“They’re not quite good enough,” Del Pieri said, describing the team’s defensive structure.
Italy is the only nation to have won the last three Olympic gold medals for women.
With the women having already won the US Open, the title is now up to the US to win its fourth straight title and take the US men’s men’s title.