BREAKING: US Women's National Team Reigning Champs, Beating Netherlands 2-0 in World Cup

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The United States Women's National team have repeated as World Cup champions. After beating the Netherlands 2-0 in Sunday's final, they hoist the trophy for the second consecutive tournament.

Throughout this World Cup, the U.S. women had a lead going into halftime of every match they had played. They had never been held scoreless in the first half. It took an hour of game time before Megan Rapinoe broke the scoreless tie for the U.S. on a penalty kick.

The No. 1 ranked United States Women's National team and the Netherlands national team - ranked No. 8 - have completed their first half. Team USA is aiming to repeat as reigning champions. The Dutch are trying to pull off a huge upset.

This is only the second time the Netherlands team has appeared in the Women's World Cup. In 2015, they were knocked out in the Round of 16 by Japan - which was, in turn, beaten by the U.S. in the 2015 final.

In the 69th minute midfielder, Rose Lavelle drove down half the field, dodging between defenders and took her shot at the top of the box. It's Lavelle's second goal of the tournament.

ROSE. LAVELLE. ------A beautiful solo effort doubles the @USWNT's lead in the #FIFAWWC final! pic.twitter.com/ToznvQiuxb

— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 7, 2019

In the 61st minute, Megan Rapinoe converted her penalty kick to give the U.S. the lead 1-0. It is her sixth goal, which now puts Rapinoe in a three-way tie for the Golden Boot award.

This is only the second time the Netherlands team has appeared in the Women's World Cup. In 2015, they were knocked out in the Round of 16 by Japan - which was, in turn, beaten by the U.S. in the 2015 final

Associated Press contributed to this story