Last night 49,504 people went to Lincoln Financial Field to watch the World Champion United States women’s soccer team beat the snot out of Portugal, 4-0.
It was a record crowd, the largest attendance figure for a standalone friendly in USWNT history. Nice job by Philadelphia showing up to support the squad. I’m actually stunned, since Philly isn’t exactly a bastion for soccer fandom.
Among the attendees was Philly mayor Jim Kenney, who apparently is a Megan Rapinoe fan. Here he is with pink hair:
Inspired by this team, and by Philly’s turnout last night. The atmosphere at the Linc showed what we’re all about—support, enthusiasm, and positivity. We even cheered the opposing team!
— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) August 30, 2019
Also of note was Carli Lloyd scoring the third goal and then paying homage to her hometown Philadelphia Eagles:
.@CarliLloyd's scores. We check the board: 3-0.
FG is GOOD! 🐐 pic.twitter.com/YuMQwRNzVp
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) August 30, 2019
Will she be kicking field goals for the Chicago Bears in the near future?
Only time will tell!