The "United States Women's National Soccer Team" are world champions, following their domination play in the women's world cup.
KOAM's Mike Mahoney paid a visit to the Joplin Athletic Complex to find out what some of the youngest soccer players in the four states, think about the victory.
Chris: the "united states women's national soccer team" are world champions, following their dominating play in the women's world cup.
Koam's mike mahoney paid a visit to the joplin athletic complex to find out what some of the youngest soccer players in the four-states, think about the victory.
"what do you think about the us women's team winning it all and being the champs?"
Some of these 4-state soccer stars kept their answers simple, but every one who took the time to talk to koam - was thrilled with the "united states women's national soccer team" and their total victory at the women's world cup -- and for many different reasons.
"that makes me feel really inspired because i love to play soccer and i could learn more from them when i watch them."
"i really thought they were really good and that's how i want to be when i grow up."
But the us women's team did more than just put on a clinic.
They showed these young athletes that just like the guys, women can also be world famous sports super stars.
"it makes me feel awesome because whenever i see them on tv, i think, 'maybe i can be like them some day.'
They just inspire me."
"why are you happy for the team?"
"because ususally men win but right now, the women's soccer team won."
And while the world cup victory may be a big inspiration for female athletes around the country, that doesn't mean young men aren't impressed.
"i think it's pretty cool because it's an inspiration for people who want to play soccer and achieve their dreams."
"congratulations team usa!"
In joplin, mike mahoney, koam news.
Chris: yesterday's victory was the second consecutive world cup title for the u-s women..
There has only been eight women's world cup tournaments.
It was their fourth overall win -- making them the winningest national team in women's world cup history.