In its first game since winning the World Cup in Vancouver last month, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team demolished Costa Rica 8-0 in front of a record crowd of nearly 45,000 fans at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field. The U.S. dominated the game, with goals from five different players- including a hattrick from Christen Press and a very special goal for Pittsburgh native Meghan Klingenberg. It was the most attended stand-alone international friendly game in the history of the women’s soccer team, and with hundreds of fans now waiting to catch a glimpse of the players at their hotel or airport, it is obvious that the fervor has reached new peaks. Sunil Gulati, president of the United States Soccer Federation, described the atmosphere saying it was “as crazy as it would be for an N.B.A. final” and “bigger than I’ve ever seen it.” The team will face Costa Rica once again on Wednesday, in front of a sold-out crowd in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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