Team USA Taking Its Victory Lap: Parade, ESPYs, ‘Kimmel’ Next


Rapinoe, who won the tournament's Golden Ball trophy as the tournament's top player, made news early on in the tournament after her comments about not planning to accept an invite to Donald Trump's White House got Trump's attention. (So far, no official 1600 Penn invite yet for the team.)
Team USA on Tuesday also unwrapped plans for a five-game "victory tour" that kicks off August 3 at the Rose Bowl against the Republic of Ireland (7 PM PT, ESPN2). Four more games (opponents and venues TBD) are set for August 29, September 3, October 3 and October 6.” />
team's 2-0 victory over the Netherlands on Sunday in Lyon gave them back-to-back titles and drew 14.3 million viewers on Fox, up 22% over the 2018 men’s World Cup final between France and Croatia. The U.S.
After that it's a quick flight to Los Angeles, where the team is attending tomorrow night's ESPY Awards, which will be broadcast live on ABC at 8 PM ET (8 PM PT tape delay) from the Microsoft Theater. Tracy Morgan is host.
on ABC. On Tuesday, Jimmy Kimmel said that stars Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan will be guests on Thursday's Jimmy Kimmel Live!
women's national soccer team, fresh off winning their fourth FIFA Women's World Cup on Sunday, are quickly filing up their calendars now that they've returned from France. The U.S.
The parade starts at 9:30 AM ET. Before Kimmel though for Team USA is a ticker-tape victory parade Wednesday along New York City's Canyon of Heroes on Broadway from Battery Park to City Hall, with a ceremony celebrating the champions to take place at the conclusion.

World Cup: France Tops Croatia, 4-2, Returns To Glory 20 Years After Last FIFA Triumph

French coach Didier Deschamps, a midfielder on the 1998 French champions, became the third man to win the World Cup as a player and head coach.
The game had its strange plays. The first France goal appeared to be off a Croatian defender's head. The second France goal was the first video-reviewed goal in World Cup history.
France last won the World Cup when it had home field advantage in 1998, and did so despite a steady rain throughout the game. For Croatia, the second-smallest country to make a World Cup finals, it was a noble loss, as the team battled through three consecutive extra-time games and two penalty shootouts, and was the dominant squad for a lot of the game, even though the scoreboard never reflected that.
There was no disputing the next two, though. French stars Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappé scored clean, hard low shots as France put the Cup out of reach, easing to a 4-1 lead before a late Croatian goal on the French goalie's mistake.
France decisively beat Croatia 4-2 today to win the World Cup in Moscow, a triumph 20 years in the making. The Croatian team battled hard and actually dominated play at times, but France managed to find the holes in the smaller country's defense and never trailed.
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Croatia captain Luka Modric won the Golden Ball, awarded to the best player at the tournament, and assured that his name will be in the debates to come over who is the planet's best player.
We'll have ratings results in the morning on Monday. With Croatian games having been record breakers for Fox over this FIFA tournament, expect those ratings to be big …like France's win.