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.


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