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The United States women’s national team won an unprecedented 3rd Women’s World Cup title with their 5-2 win over Japan on Sunday.  After winning the inaugural 1991 Women’s World Cup and the 1999 WWC on home soil it was a long 16-year wait to add a 3rd star to the team crest.

The stars above a federation’s badge, on women’s and men’s international jerseys, each represent a world championship.

USWNT 2015 Women's World Cup 3 Star Home Soccer Jersey

The 3-stars above the U.S. Soccer Federation badge are arranged in a triangular shape.

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There are only 3 other women’s teams, Norway (1995), Germany (2003, 2007), and Japan (2011) with 1 or more stars above their badge. Carli Lloyd became the first women’s player to score a hat-trick in the Women’s World Cup final. Lloyd joins a short list along with 15 other players to score in a WWC final.

U.S. WNT U.S. Federation badge before (left) and after (right) Sunday's 5-2 win over Japan

U.S. WNT U.S. Federation badge before (left) and after (right) Sunday’s 5-2 win over Japan

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New 3 Star US Women’s National Team jerseys as well as other championship apparel can be found at World Soccer Shop.

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