U.S. wins Women's World Cup, Local fans celebrate at SF watch party

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The U.S. Women's National Team won the 2019 World Cup in France on Sunday.

The all-star squad beat a young and talented Netherlands squad, who was still no match for the speed and strength of the Americans in their 2-0 victory in the championship finals.

The U.S. broke the goalless deadlock when Megan Rapinoe converted on a penalty kick in the 61st minute of the match.

After watching a replay through the VAR system, the referee ruled that former Cal star, Alex Morgan, was fouled in the box, and awarded the U.S. the penalty kick.

Rose Lavelle put the match out of reach, when she scored with a powerful left footed drive past the Dutch goalkeeper in the 69th minute.

This is the American women's fourth World Cup title.

The match was watched by people throughout the world, including in the Bay Area.

KTVU helped host a World Cup watch party at San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza.

KTVU news anchors: Gasia Mikaelian and Mike Mibach emceed the event, and talked to fans, who said they went through a wide-range of emotions, from anxiousness to joy, when the referee blew her whistle and ended the game, with the U.S. up 2-0.