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President Obama to honor USWNT on Tuesday

United States President Barack Obama will honor the U.S. women’s national team at the White House on Tuesday for the team’s 2015 World Cup triumph.

The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday and be livestreamed at

On July 5, the United States women defeated Japan, 5-2 in the World Cup final in Vancouver. The U.S. avenged its 2011 World Cup final loss to Japan on that day behind a hat trick by Carli Lloyd — one which she completed by the 16th minute of the match.

The U.S. women are currently in the middle of their 10-match victory tour, which included a 1-1 draw against Brazil on Wednesday in Seattle. Lloyd scored a late equalizer in that match to extend the Americans’ home unbeaten run to 101 matches, dating back to Nov. 6, 2004.

Brazil and the United States meet again on Sunday in Orlando. The U.S. victory tour concludes with four games in early December — twice each against China and Trinidad and Tobago.

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