USA Claims Soccer Gold

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The United States has won its record fourth Women's World Cup title and second in a row.

Goals by Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle carried the Americans to a 2-0 win over the Netherlands in Sunday's final at Lyon, France.

The game was scoreless until Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the 61st minute, eight minutes before Lavelle doubled the lead.

Rapinoe's tally came after a video review showed that Alex Morgan had been fouled with a kick to the shoulder in the penalty area.

Following the match, Rapinoe was awarded the Golden Boot, given to the player who scored the most goals in the shortest amount of time.  She finished the tournament with six goals and three assists.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a parade in the team's honour on Wednesday.

The procession will go up a stretch of Broadway that's hosted many celebratory parades known as the "Canyon of Heroes.''