2007 - Tokyo, Japan

Team USA Wins the Inaugural World Cup

On October 8, 2007, the first World Cup tournament began in Tokyo, Japan. Teams in the competition represented Belgium, England, Denmark, France, Japan, Portugal, and the USA, along with a representative from Canada in attendance. The US went undefeated, with only France managing a tie against them in the opening round. This placed Team USA against Belgium in the semi-finals where they earned another victory. Team USA faced France again in the final, only to defeat them in a sudden death penalty kick shootout to win the first-ever World Cup competition.