Two hundred and forty-three years ago tomorrow, America seceded from Great Britain. Last night, the U.S. succeeded over England in the Women’s World Cup. (Yes, we’re pretty proud of ourselves for that one.)
Unfortunately for the Brits, a ton of them had to watch this latest loss on television. A 2019 record 11.7 million U.K. viewers tuned in to the match, which was on BBC One, according to the BBC Press Office. It just didn’t work out in their favor.
Team USA beat Team England 2-1 on Tuesday to advance to the 2019 Women’s World Cup Final on Sunday, when it will face the winner of tonight’s Netherlands vs. Sweden game.
Christen Press and Alex Morgan scored the goals last night for the United States, while Ellen White put in the lone goal for England. Team USA goalie Alyssa Naeher came up huge with a save on a penalty kick tried by England captain Steph Houghton.
If it’s any consolation, Team England will have its third-place consolation game on Saturday.
11.7m people tuned in to watch #ENGUSA last night in the #FIFAWWC – the largest live TV audience of 2019! Watch #NEDSWE tonight at 8pm, the Lionesses third place game at 4pm Saturday and the final at 4pm on Sunday – all on @BBCOne pic.twitter.com/nuU9MnYikm
— BBC Press Office (@bbcpress) July 3, 2019