It's an exciting time to be a soccer fan in the United States. And there are a lot of us. This Tuesday, 5 million viewers tuned in to FOX to watch the U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) defeat Nigeria, making it the network's most-watched soccer match ever. The sheros of the USWNT are now advancing on to the single elimination round of 16 and will take on Colombia this Monday. Ranked second in the world, they're favored to win the whole tournament, but they're missing one key element: a good nickname.
Sure, you could call the U.S. the "Red, White, and Blue" or the "Stars and Stripes," but no one does. And even those sort-of nicknames pale in comparison to some of the other teams' aliases.
Here are the top five nicknames of the final 16 teams in the Women's World Cup - plus an honorable and a dishonorable mention.