Politicians cheer USWNT over defeating England, qualifying for World Cup final
© Getty Images

American political leaders offered support for the U.S. women's national team (USWNT) Tuesday after they narrowly defeated England 2-1, qualifying for the World Cup final. 

The U.S. will face the winner of Wednesday's match between Netherlands and Sweden in Sunday's match.

ADVERTISEMENT

Christen Press, who started as star Megan Rapinoe sat out the semifinal with a reportedly minor injury, and Alex Morgan scored for the team. 

Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher helped the team to victory, stopping a penalty kick that would have tied the score. 

The World Cup final will air at 11 o'clock Eastern time on Sunday.