Forward Megan Rapinoe waves at fans as she walks onto the field before the opening ceremony of the U.S. Women’s National Team Victory Tour at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
Fans chant Rapinoe’s name.
USWNT head coach and former UCLA women’s soccer coach Jill Ellis makes her way onto the field alongside USWNT assistant coach Graeme Abel. Ellis stepped down as head coach July 30, but will remain with the team through the World Cup Victory Tour.
Singer-songwriter and actress Jules Aurora sang the national anthem to a crowd of 37,040 as part of the opening ceremonies.
Former USWNT player and 1991 Women’s World Cup champion Joy Fawcett holds the first Women’s World Cup trophy after presenting it to the Rose Bowl crowd.
Forward Christen Press breaks free from the grips of Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team midfielder Niamh Farrelly.
Forward Tobin Heath prepares to head in a cross from Press to open the score in the 16th minute for the world champions.
Defender Crystal Dunn fires a cross straight past Ireland wingback Heather Payne.
Forward Carli Lloyd celebrates alongside Dunn after scoring the USWNT’s third goal in the 41st minute, sealing the victory over Ireland.
Midfielder Lindsey Horan flashes a header past Ireland defenders Diane Caldwell and Louise Quinn.
Caldwell leaps in front of Horan with her right foot set to touch the ball, preventing completion of the pass.
Forward Jessica McDonald looks to cross as they speed past Ireland defenders Niamh Fahey and Harriet Scott.
Midfielder Julie Ertz wrestles past the grips of Fahey.
Around the 80th minute, fans across the stadium flashed their phone lights in unison behind defender Emily Sonnett.
Ertz fires a header off a corner kick past the Irish defense.
Midfielder Allie Long beats Farrelly for possession after the last goal kick. The USWNT kicked off their Victory Tour with a 3-0 win versus Ireland.
Forward Alex Morgan waves at the crowd to acknowledge their applause as she walks off the field.
Fans cheer after Morgan autographed their signs.