On Sunday, the U.S. Women's National Team beat Japan to win the Women's World Cup, nabbing the championship for the third time.
There was, naturally, some controversy along with the victory. There were some unsavory references to Pearl Harbor, and FIFA, per usual, earned criticism: According to NBC, FIFA refused to tweet about the win from its main Twitter account. Plus, there's always the question of how to maintain interest in a U.S. women's soccer league after the bells and whistles of a world cup are gone.
On Sunday, at least, that interest was strong. On-field celebrations (especially in the form of a post-win smooch between player Abby Wambach and her wife) were exuberant. And there's nothing quite like the unadulterated fan freakouts posted to social media in the throes of soccer passion. Here are a few of our (NSFW) favorites:
Danielle Wiener-Bronner is a news reporter.