Abby Wambach kisses wife after World Cup win

Dylan Stableford
Abby Wambach kisses her wife, Sarah Hoffman, following the U.S. women's World Cup win. (AP)

Abby Wambach celebrated the United States' 5-2 victory over Japan in the Women's World Cup final on Sunday, racing to the stands to kiss her wife, Sarah Huffman.

Coming on the heels of the Supreme Court's historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage, the significance of the moment wasn't lost on gay rights supporters watching on television.

On Twitter, many noted how far American culture has come since the last U.S. Women's World Cup victory in 1999.



Twitter's reaction to the U.S. win over Japan wasn't entirely beautiful, however. As the United States built a 4-0 lead following a flurry of first-half goals, some users mockingly suggested the barrage was payback for Japan's 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, and the term "Pearl Harbor" soon began trending on Twitter.