Neuschwansteiner - U.S. Women Soccer Team World Cup Champions

We congratulate the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team to their third Women’s World Cup title (previously 1991 and 1999). Just ahead of their much anticipated ticker-tape parade in NYC (this Friday), we send our greetings over to them across the Atlantic and think our beautiful Neuschwanstein castle lit with their Star-Spangled Banner is a gesture fit for their great team.

This projection of the American Flag was done in honour of US president Barack Obama during his recent Bavarian visit.

After the match, Obama had called the successful US-football-girls and invited them to the White house: “You guys worked really hard and made us all very proud”.

He had them all laughing when he asked Carli Lloyd: “What have you been eating? I wanna come out and do what you are doing.”

Although they call the game soccer, not football as most other parts of the world, these American girls play it pretty well.

Unforgettable: Carli Lloyd’s impressive 13-minute hat-trick: First goal in the third minute, second goal two minutes later. Then, in 14th minute, Lauren Holiday’s 3:0 and shortly after Lloyd scored again with a spectacular goal from centre line.

Japans Yuki Omigo managed 1:4 in 27th minute. During second half, Julie Johnston scored an own goal. Only two minutes later, her teammate Tobin Heath however managed the 5:2 which made it the world cup final with the most goals scored.

The match was watched by a new record of 25.4 million viewers.

Lloyds commented: There is nothing like a world cup.

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Inga Stracke
Inga Stracke is a multi-talented journalist, event organizer, and networker who is equally at home in the Formula 1™ paddocks around the globe as well as the winter hills of the 4-Hill-Ski jumping tournament and other world class events. She is also a motorsport travel advisor for DERTOUR. Born in Bavaria, Inga became famous as pit-lane reporter for German Sky-TV and F1’s™ own multi-channel digital TV, and she founded the first agency for F1™ commercial radio broadcast in D-A-CH. She also produced the first Formula 1™ live radio show nationwide in US/Canada and headed the creation of the original Red Bulletin. Inga regularly contributes culinary trip reviews and gourmet features for MICHELIN starred restaurants around the globe.