PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Soccer fans across Southern New England are rejoicing after the victory of United States Women’s soccer team, defeating the Netherlands 2-0.
Owner Oscar Worthington told Eyewitness News his restaurant was at full capacity just before 11 a.m.
Kyle Lindsay, chapter president for the American Outlaws called this day an exciting one.
“Just to be in the championship in the World Cup Finals is a big goal,” said Lindsay. “We are here today (Sunday) with a packed house with all the fans here just cheering on the United States and for the women’s team is awesome.”
Lindsay said the sport is growing in popularity.
“We have a bunch of people that turn out for every game,” he said.
Lindsay says the club hosts viewing parties for most soccer events.
But Sunday was the big game, “everyone is bringing their friends. It’s been an awesome crowd and atmosphere inside there as well.”
In the crowd Eyewitness News met Kelsey Ahmed of Pawtucket, she said that she and her boyfriend are huge fans of the New England Revolution.
Ahmed explains why she is a fan of the women’s team, “all of these girls are very strong, they are very independent. They always speak their mind.”
She believes that they serve as a great role model to all of us.
“Don’t let someone put you down,” said Ahmed. “You can do anything you put your mind to. It doesn’t matter if you are male or female.”
Kyle Lindsay echoed that same statement, “I would hope that kids these days would be able to look up to these girls as role models.”
Sunday’s victory marked the 4th World Cup victory for the United States Women’s Team.