The unparalleled success of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team has had a profound impact on American society and culture, beyond the confines of soccer fields across the country and around the globe. Whether it's the inaugural, improbable Women's World Cup championship in 1991, to the iconic victory on home soil in 1999, to the long-awaited return to World Cup glory in 2015, to this year's return to the final match, several generations of American athletes have inspired young women, and all their fellow citizens, on and off the pitch.

Ahead of the 2019 Women's World Cup Final in France, take a look back at some of the USWNT's most memorable moments, and their cultural resonance, in this stirring video retrospective.


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