Celebrate Team USA With Our Favorite Behind-the-Scenes Moments
On Sunday night, the US Women's National Team clinched their first FIFA Women's World Cup title in 16 years, beating Japan 5-2 in an exciting final that included Carli Lloyd's incredible hat trick from midfield. We've been cheering on Team USA since the start of the World Cup, and if there's one thing the 23 women have in common, it's that they know how to work hard — and play hard. Celebrate Team USA's hard-earned win with a look back at their behind-the-scenes Instagrams of their amazing World Cup journey.
The team celebrates their world championship in the locker room.
Nothing like confetti to set the mood!
Sydney Leroux and Abby Wambach are all smiles.
The ladies took over Fox Sports from Vancouver. A backdrop does not get more beautiful than this.
Carli Lloyd was all about that "ice bath life" . . .
Megan Rapinoe practiced some fancy foot moves.
Most people would call this torture; these tough women just call it recovery.
In the air, the team caught up on necessary reading and voiced concerns about where to find the best cup of joe.
Christen Press put her game face on.
"Just two Jersey kids": Heather and Tobin shared a sweet snap.
Sydney Leroux received a pep talk from her loved ones before the game against Sweden.
Tobin Heath and her squad looked ready to dominate.
The ladies made it to Canada!
She really loves planes.
Midfielder Carli Lloyd showed off her excitement.
The team was ready for Canada!
We can't wait to see Ali Krieger's hard work pay off!
Abby got ready for the spotlight.
Forward Christen Press and defender Meghan Klingenberg were too cute on the field.
We'll take one of those shirts too!
Sydney and Abby received AirBoards as gifts, but Abby made it clear: these will not be tested until after the finals.
They saw the NYC sights before a pre-World Cup game earlier this month.
Morgan Brian and Christen Press were excited to get to Canada.
. . . while teammates Tobin Heath and Heather O'Reilly recovered in a hot tub.
And they know how to fit in a workout — even when wine tasting.
The team was all smiles, even on the way to an intense workout.