The U.S. Women’s National Team set a television ratings record during its victory in the final of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup against Japan, making the game the most-watched soccer match in U.S. history. According to FOX, the match clocked in at just under 23 million viewers, an increase of 77% compared to the final of the 2011 Women’s World Cup, a match between the same teams.
FOX said the match started out with around 16 million viewers, but as the game progressed and the goals added up, the count rose to nearly 23 million. According to FOX, the top 5 markets for the game included (from highest to lowest): Kansas City, St. Louis, San Diego, Denver and Austin.
The U.S. fan support during this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup was been nothing short of spectacular, with multiple USWNT players saying the matches felt like they were playing at home. Throngs of USA fans showed up to not only the matches, but also to fan parties, both in Canada and stateside.
Following the WNT's 5-2 victory over Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup Final, the team headed to the FOX set in Vancouver to speak about the win and the tournament as a whole. There, the World Champions were also given their new jerseys with three stars, unveiling the new design for the first time. Today, the WNT will be at L.A. Live in Los Angeles for a rally beginning at 11 a.m. PT.Read more
More than 7,000 of the #BestFansInTheWorld gathered in Chicago's Lincoln Park on Sunday to watch the USA take on Japan in the Final of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The free and open to the public event was organized by U.S. Soccer with support from the Chicago Park District and featured a 19-by-33 foot, high definition screen. Fans were able to purchase merchandise and food and beverages, and there was also a variety of free activities for fans to enjoy while cheering for the USA.Read more
As the final whistle blew at BC Place in Vancouver and the U.S. WNT became World Champions, there was a lot to celebrate. It began on the field, where players saluted fans, friends, and family. Medals were given and the trophy was hoisted, but that was just the beginning. The team then participated in a photo shoot with the World Cup trophy, creating memories to last a lifetime before they headed to Fan HQ to continue the celebration.
The USA is now the only country to win three Women's World Cups and is the country to score the most goals (five) in a WWC final -- no other team has scored more than two. The WNT will return to the USA for a pair of friendly matches against Costa Rica on Aug. 16 and Aug. 19 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Chattanooga, Tennessee, respectively, before embarking on their nationwide celebration tour (details to be announced).
Building off a quick start and a first half hat trick from midfielder Carli Lloyd, the WNT beat Japan last night at BC Place in Vancouver, winning the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and earning the title of World Champions. The USA is now the only country to win three Women's World Cups and is the country to score the most goals (five) in a WWC final -- no other team has scored more than two. The WNT will return to the USA for a pair of friendly matches against Costa Rica on Aug. 16 and Aug. 19 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Chattanooga, Tennessee, respectively, before embarking on their nationwide celebration tour (details to be announced).Read more