Lavelle Shows Spirit in US Team’s World Cup Win

Washington Spirit midfielder Rose Lavelle scored the insurance goal in the US Women’s National Team’s 2-0 victory over the Netherlands with a blistering shot late in the second half of the World Cup finals in Decines-Charpieu, France. Fans from all over the globe praised Lavelle for her non-stop delivery and powerhouse performance. Lavelle scored three goals and one assist during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, bringing home the Bronze Ball award (third most outstanding player in tournament) and her first world title.

Fellow Spirit teammate, Mallory Pugh, did not play in the final but scored five goals during the World Cup Tournament. Lavelle and Pugh will return to Washington later this month to finish off their season with the Spirit. The team’s next home match is scheduled for July 20 at Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds but Lavelle and Pugh are not expected back for that match.

The US Women’s National Team will celebrate their fourth World Cup title with a ticker-tape parade in New York City this Wednesday.


Rose Lavelle’s dog, Wilma, shares her excitement on twitter for her owner’s goal.

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About Sara Chernikoff

Sara Chernikoff is a journalism and public policy student at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is an intern for Montgomery Community Media. Contact her via twitter @scherni11 or by email


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