By Edward Cardenas
SOUTHFIELD (CBS Detroit) – The U.S. Women’s National Team’s 5-2 victory over Japan captivated the nation and Detroit-area sports teams.
Twitter was buzzing with tributes to the team which captured its third World Cup title, including posts from the Detroit Red Wings:
The Detroit Tigers and manager Brad Asumus:
The Pistons also joined in the celebrations:
Other Tweets acknowledging the team’s victory came from near and really far away.
Including Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley:
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette:
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow:
Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence:
Even an astronaut aboard the International Space Station joined in the celebration:
Overall, the Women’s World Cup was a trending topic on Twitter with at least 738,000 Tweets about the U.S. Women’s National Team Sunday and Monday.