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USWNT fans gift Rose Lavelle holiday-themed Wilma artwork

Rose Lavelle poses for a photo with some artwork after playing China PR at Toyota Stadium on December 05, 2023. (Brad Smith/ISI Photos/USSF/Getty Images for USSF)

U.S. women’s national team veteran Rose Lavelle is popular with American soccer fans. Her 11-year-old English bulldog Wilma is, arguably, just as popular. 

USWNT fans have a history of giving Lavelle creative artwork of Wilma. And at the U.S.’s final game of the year, an international friendly against China PR, the fans struck again.

Lavelle was gifted posters of Wilma and herself edited into holiday movie posters and scenes, including the “Jingle Bell Rock” dance scene from Mean Girls and a poster from Elf.

Lavelle did not make an appearance in the Dec. 6 friendly, but fans continued a tradition of gifting her art of her beloved dog. And Lavelle loves the attention that fans give to her pup. 

“I do think she’s, like, dog-famous, as she should be,” Lavelle said to Fox Sports during the 2023 World Cup. 

Wilma had 13.7 thousand followers on Instagram at the time of the matchup with China, and her profile is likely where fans source photos for their many pieces of art. Fans embrace Lavelle’s love for Wilma by loving her themselves. 

“She’s cute, she’s got personality, she’s got spunk,” Lavelle said. “She’s got everything you would want in a dog.”