The ultimate prize in women’s soccer will stay in the United States. A 2-0 victory over the Netherlands drew a big audience on a Sunday morning and USWNT World Cup merchandise is flying off the shelf. From jerseys to t-shirts to World Cup programs, bobbleheads and trading cards, fans of the U.S. team that continues to make history are snapping up items in record numbers.
Megan Rapinoe scored on penalty kick and Rose Lavelle added some insurance for the U.S. in the title game, played in Lyon, France. It was U.S. soccer’s fourth women’s title. How dominant were they? In seven World Cup games, the U.S. team scored 26 goals with four shutouts. They gave up only three goals. The United States now has the most FIFA Women’s World Cup wins of any country.
According to sports business reporter Darren Rovell, Fanatics sold more US Women’s soccer championship apparel and other merchandise in the first hour following the win than the company did for the entire first day after their win in the last World Cup back in 2015. Given that it’ll be four more years until the next one, demand isn’t likely to subside.
Here’s a look at some of the U.S. Women’s World Cup memorabilia, collectibles and apparel that’s available now.
“World Class” Sports Illustrated Magazine
The SI cover is great photo of Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe celebrating. You can get an autographed copy for $299 via SportsMemorabilia.com.
2019 Women’s World Cup program
One of the least expensive but nice quality items you can own from Team USA’s fourth overall title is the program. Available mainly in Europe, the 144-page program features stories, rosters, photographs and more about the participating teams. It’s available for less than $15 via Amazon Prime.
Members of the U.S. Women’s team are in some ways more famous than the men who play for Team USA and part of that has to do with their ongoing success. You can own signed jerseys of some of the top players on the team including Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe via SportsMemorabilia.com.
There are some signed photos of players from the 2019 team as well as those from past teams including Brandi Chastain, Abby Wambach, Mia Hamm and Hope Solo, among others. One of the best images, though, features Lloyd, kicking a ball on a snowy night. You can see dozens of signed USWNT photos here.
Trading Cards and Stickers
Panini has been producing cards for the World Cup through its Instant platform, some of which are autographed. You can check out some of them on eBay here…but you’ll really want the World Cup Champions Panini Instant set, which was made available on Monday.
The 2018 Donruss “Road to France” set features autographed cards for many of the players on the 2019 U.S. Women’s Soccer Team. Most are inexpensive and can be found on eBay.
Panini also released a set of 2019 Women’s World Cup stickers. This year’s collection features a 56-page album with two-page spreads dedicated to each of the 24 teams in the tournament. The complete set has 480 stickers including 36 special foil stickers.
What would a big event be without bobbleheads? You can find them for several players on the team including Alex Morgan.
Bobblehead maker FOCO has produced a set of five 2019 World Cup champs nodders, showing the players with their scarves.
There are also some new limited edition USWNT figures in the mode of McFarlane. Produced for Walmart, the vinyl figures feature Julie Ertz, Christen Press and Morgan. They’re available on eBay.
Walmart has also produced a $20 box that features a gold commemorative mini soccer ball with stamped autographs, a throw blanket featuring the images of several players, a wall decal and headbands.
The “One Nation, One Team” slogan is displayed on a special heavyweight poster you can own. It comes in a couple of different sizes and colors and runs $15-$30 on eBay.
You can tell the USWNT is popular when they’re actually making men’s jerseys in the style of the World Cup champs. You can own men’s, women’s or kids jerseys with the names and numbers of several players or even put your own name on the back.
There are also t-shirts, “four-time champions” caps and other items, sales of women’s, men’s and even baby apparel have been exceptionally hot. There’s even a jersey with the word “Champions” on back and the number “19.” Here’s the special section Fanatics has devoted to the team.
You can also check out the full line of USWNT items on SportsMemorabilia.com. Use the code SCDAILY at checkout on either site for 10% off.
This team wins. Everyone wins.
— Nike (@Nike) July 7, 2019