US rejoices after women's football World Cup win
It was their second consecutive win in the tournament and a record-setting fourth overall.
"I want to congratulate the women's soccer team on winning the World Cup. That's an incredible achievement," U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters in New Jersey. "It is a great honor to have them capture it for the United States."
In a statement, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said "the confidence, grit, and perseverance of the U.S. women's national soccer team [serves] as an inspiration to all who watch them," and that they'd be welcomed to the city with a parade on July 10.
In Chicago, nearly 9,000 people wearing the red, white and blue of the American flag gathered to watch the final on a large screen, jumping and cheering with each goal scored.
"It was an incredible game to watch and my body was tense the whole time. It's like, go U.S., man!" football fan Emma MacMillan told AFP.
Alexandra Warrington, who attended a viewing party at National Harbor outside the capital Washington, called Rapinoe's performance a highlight.
"I've idolized her my whole life growing up so just seeing her keep excelling is just awesome," she said.
While the spirit of the nation soared sky-high with the women's victory, former American astronaut Scott Kelly was just happy to be on Earth for their win.
This year, he tweeted that he "enjoyed watching you score again for USA on Earth this time!"