It can often take time for casual Americans to warm up to World Cups, men’s or women’s, for better or worse, even USWNT celebrity fans.
In 2011, the interest only heightened after the USWNT’s wild win over Brazil. Four years ago was a bit of a slow burn, not really hitting its peak until Carli Lloyd started taking over in the knockout rounds.
But now, after the U.S. beat France 2-1 on Friday in an epic quarterfinal showdown, Americans are definitely tuned in to the Women’s World Cup.
For proof, just check out the number of USWNT celebrity fans posting to social media about the team.
An outpouring of support for the USWNT streamed across social media on Friday, with celebrities of all types chiming in to show their love. The only one who wasn’t happy was probably Alexi Lalas, who better get fitted for a dress soon.
"If the U.S. win tomorrow, I will put on a wedding gown and I will pose for a picture in front of the Eiffel Tower."@AlexiLalas is really confident France will beat the U.S. pic.twitter.com/ok5BTcLeQ3— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 28, 2019
Here is a sampling of USWNT celebrity fans who were as pumped as you were after the France game on Friday.
USWNT Celebrity Fans
This first batch of tweets comes from celebrities who were engaged enough to promote the USWNT before the France match even started.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) June 28, 2019
@USWNT Let’s goooooooo!!!!!— Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) June 28, 2019
— Chris Harrison (@chrisbharrison) June 28, 2019
The rest of these USWNT celebrity fans joined in the explosion of joy for Team USA during and after the match.
— Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) June 28, 2019
— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) June 28, 2019
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) June 29, 2019
Congrats to the ladies of the @USWNT!! What a win! I BELIEVE!— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) June 28, 2019
— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) June 28, 2019
— Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) June 29, 2019
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) June 28, 2019
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@mPinoe is the truth!— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) June 28, 2019
Mahomes, it should be noted, was also at the USMNT’s Gold Cup match against Panama on Wednesday in Kansas City, which wasn’t the first time he’s been spotted watching soccer.
If these celebrities are any indication, the U.S. officially has Women's World Cup fever.