The 2015 Women’s World Cup is roughly a month away and everyone is eager to get in on the fun before the tournament officially starts. That includes the Simpsons, who created a couch gag which pays tribute to the U.S. Women’s team and a life-size recreation of three players as Simpsons characters.

First, here’s a look at the couch gag which will open the show on May 10th.

Next, here’s a look at Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach and Christen Press meeting their life-size Simpsons alter egos.

It’s nice to see the Women’s World Cup, specifically the U.S. Women’s soccer team receiving so much attention. The Simpsons are years (if not decades)¬†past its prime, but it’s still a major player in the entertainment scene and it’s great to see them supporting both the U.S. Women’s team and the sport of soccer.

Once upon a time, this was how the Simpsons treated soccer:

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