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Megan Rapinoe strikes her pose upon receiving Golden Boot

Megan Rapinoe pose

Megan Rapinoe struck her popular celebratory pose upon receiving the Golden Boot at the Women’s World Cup.

Rapinoe scored on a penalty in the 61st minute of the U.S.’ 2-0 win over the Netherlands in the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup on Sunday in France. The goal put the U.S. up 1-0 and gave Rapinoe six goals on the tournament.

Rapinoe finished tied with teammate Alex Morgan and England’s Ellen White for the tournament lead in goals scored. She and Morgan tied on the next tiebreaker since each had three assists. Rapinoe received the Golden Boot based on scoring her six goals in fewer minutes played than Morgan.

When she was called up to get her trophy, she did the same pose she struck after a goal against France earlier in the tournament.

There isn’t much better for a soccer player than taking home the Golden Boot the same day you win the World Cup.

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