Rep. Wasserman Schultz Congratulates U.S. Women's National Soccer Team on World Cup Title

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Washington, DC, July 6, 2015 | comments
Congratulations to the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team on their record-breaking third Women's World Cup title! Their incredible seven-game run, marked by stifling defense in the first portions of the tournament and punctuated with an offensive explosion at the end, captivated and inspired millions of Americans, including my family and me. They were the consummate professional athletes, exemplifying sportsmanship and honor while wearing our nation's colors.
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Floridians Play Key Role in Record-Breaking Title Run

 

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement today after the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team defeated Japan 5-2 to win the Women’s World Cup:

“Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team on their record-breaking third Women’s World Cup title! Their incredible seven-game run, marked by stifling defense in the first portions of the tournament and punctuated with an offensive explosion at the end, captivated and inspired millions of Americans, including my family and me. They were the consummate professional athletes, exemplifying sportsmanship and honor while wearing our nation’s colors.

I am proud of Christie Rampone of Ft. Lauderdale, the last active member of the 1999 World Cup title team, and Ashlyn Harris of Satellite Beach, and especially Abby Wambach, my fellow alumnae of the University of Florida and undoubtedly one of our alma mater’s greatest ever athletes and ambassadors. Her determination, drive and passion are a role model to young women everywhere. I also want to recognize Jill Ellis, the team’s coach. She made all of South Florida proud!”

 

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