Let's flash back to the 2015 Women's Fifa Rankings, with Germany kicking the United States out of first place and leaving them trailing behind in second. The fans of the United States Women's national team (USWNT) know one thing- the team does not take second place as an option. So how did they choose to fix this situation? By defeating Germany 2-0 in the semifinals of the 2015 World Cup and defeating Japan 5-2 in the finals of the World Cup.

Fast forward to 2017 where a very similar situation occurs.

Germany kicks the United States out of first place for the first time since 2015. Now I'm sure if you had to guess how the team would handle this situation, you would guess that the USWNT would make a comeback. If you guessed this you are correct. The USWNT recently defeated Russia twice in addition to defeating Norway and Sweden. Now the USA is back in first place in the FIFA rankings with a total of 2,118 points, leaving Germany in a close second with a total of 2,111 points, according to fifa.com.

A Past Rivalry

The 1-0 victory against Norway during the International Friendly in June is significant considering the historic soccer rivalry between the two countries. According to ussoccer.com, the United States has played Norway 49 times, with the first match being in 1987.

Norway has defeated the USWNT 19 times and has scored 62 goals against the team. Norway is ranked as 11th in the world and is considered to be one of the most successful women's soccer nations, making them a tough opponent in any match.

2017 Tournament of Nations

The summer of 2017 is a big one for the USWNT, as they are continuously looking to claim victory and prove their strength. Starting on July 27, the 2017 Tournament of Nations will take place in the United States until August 3.

Australia, Brazil, and Japan will come to the U.S. for the second four-team elite international tournament of the year to play in three doubleheaders. According to ussoccer.com, the games will be taking place on the West Coast: CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, and StubHub Center in Carson, California.

The United States plans on hosting this tournament every summer that does not fall on a World Cup or Olympics year. As quoted on ussoccer.com, "following in the footsteps of the SheBelieves Cup, the Tournament of Nations brings together some of the best women's soccer players and teams in the world while celebrating the increasingly competitive nature of the women's game worldwide."

USWNT Fans are Hopeful

The USWNT definitely has the right attitude in their desire to win and maintain their number one spot in the FIFA rankings.

Fans all over the country are hopeful for a future of more victories.

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