TOKYO, Japan (The Adobo Chronicles®) – The United States soccer team routed Japan 5-2 to win the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup today.
Team USA scored two goals within three minutes, and was ahead 4-1 at halftime. While Japan did ultimately score two goals on the previously unstoppable American defense, it was never even close to being enough to compete with the U.S. team.
The game ended up being the highest-scoring final game in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, and avenged America’s loss to Japan in the 2011 World Cup.
But the final game wasn’t the end of the story.
Minutes after its devastating loss to the United States, Japan filed a formal protest before the FIFA Board of Governors, seeking to disqualify the U.S. team and asked that the World Cup trophy be withdrawn and instead be awarded to Japan.
In its formal petition, Japan said that the American team was coached by Jillian Ellis who is openly lesbian. Two U.S. team members, Ali Krieger and Abby Wambach are openly gay as well.
Japan argued that “this is supposed to be the Women’s World Cup, not the Lesbian World Cup. Our team was put at a heavy disadvantage.”
The Adobo Chronicles® tried to reach FIFA and the U.S. Women’s soccer team for comment on Japan’s petition, but was unsuccessful. It looks like the celebration is in full swing and cell phones have been silenced.