Women's World Cup: U.S. Victory Against Nigeria Puts Team in First Place in Group D

The U.S. women's national team defeated Nigeria 1-0 Tuesday in the Women's World Cup.

Abby Wambach scored the winning goal to put the United States in a first-place finish in Group D. This marks Wambach's 14th goal in a World Cup game.

These games are not going unnoticed.

According to Quartz, more people are watching this FIFA Women's World Cup on TV than ever before. Now the not-so-good news: New research finds that women athletes actually get less media coverage now than they did in 1989.

This is the sixth time in seven WWCs that the U.S. was sent through as the leader of its group according to a report by ESPN.

The U.S. will play in the first game of the knockout stage in Edmonton, Alberta, on June 22. 

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