Back. To. Back. The United States women’s soccer team completed a second straight World Cup title run yesterday with millions watching around the world, including at watch parties in Philly. What a way to cap off a Fourth of July weekend.

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With the score knotted at 0 at halftime of yesterday’s World Cup final between the United States and the Netherlands, 6-year-old Lucy Gonzalez’s confidence never wavered.

Who’s going to win? “USA!” she said.

The United States claimed their record fourth World Cup title. The 2-0 win over the Dutch marked the team’s second championship in a row.

One of the world’s largest law enforcement agencies is hiring in Philly. You could apply for a job at U.S. Customs and Border Protection. But would you?

Prospective applicants have to consider joining an agency now under the scrutiny of Congress, the news media, and more.

But, Philadelphians interested would have the chance to be part of the agency that not only enforces the country’s immigration laws, but facilitates international travel and trade.

Bryce Harper won’t be at the MLB All-Star Game this week. But that doesn’t mean the Phillies’ right fielder isn’t the biggest star in the sport. ESPN recently ranked the most famous athletes in the world. Only one baseball player cracked the top 100: Harper.

Harper is a brand unto himself. And he’s intimately involved in how the “Bryce brand” is cultivated.

From a new line of barber shops to contact lenses to custom cleats, Harper’s image “transcends baseball."

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They most certainly do, @amyjani. Thanks for the snap of the mural of two-time World Cup champ and South Jersey’s own Carli Lloyd. You can check out the mural in Fishtown.

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