The U.S. Women's Team Takes the World Cup

Now THAT's how we do.

U.S. Women Soccer Players
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If you were feeling a bit of the post-4th-of-July blues, how's *this* for patriotism—in a massive win, the U.S. team defeated Japan 5-2 today in the Women's World Cup final, and they're coming home champions.

It's the highest-scoring final in Women's World Cup history, and midfielder/superhero Carli Lloyd's a big part of why: She scored three goals in the first 16 minutes. Oh also, the U.S. women's team is the first to ever win three World Cup titles.

Atta girls.

Soccer players hugging

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Jessica Pels

As the editor of Cosmopolitan, Jess oversees the editorial for all of Cosmo's efforts across print, digital, video, and emerging platforms. Previously she served as the digital director of Marie Claire, where she tripled the readership, and she's held print and hybrid posts at Glamour and Teen Vogue. In 2013 she launched an interactive e-commerce platform for a fashion-tech startup, and in a former life she was a ballet dancer and NYU film student. She lives in Manhattan with her scruffy dog George.