The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team has been building headlines for weeks, and even more so when they are surfaced as the World Champions in the 2019 FIFA World Cup following the final join on July 7. Well, it looks like the former president of the United States is singing “U-S-A, ” because Barack Obama’s photo with a U.S. Women’s soccer jersey is all about his support for the team. Add that t-shirt to the collection, Mr. President.
On July 10, the same day that the team was honored with a ticker tape procession in New York City, President Barack Obama required in order to Twitter to congratulate the U.S. Women’s National Team( USWNT) for winning the 2019 World Cup. Obama shared a photograph of himself holding up a U.S. Women’s jersey with his last name sewed on the back, and captioned the photo with a warm and heartfelt content in honor of the team. He wrote,
Proud to rep America’s best unit! Congrats @USWNT and thanks for being such a strong inspiration for women and girls–and everybody–all across the country . blockquote>
The U.S. Women’s National Team solidified their status as champions in a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands during the 2019 Football world cup final on Sunday, June 7. This year’s World Cup was one of the most envisioned sporting occurrences of the year, with 14.3 million U.S. observers tuning in to watch the team score their fourth Football world cup deed( and second in a row !), per Reuters.
President Obama isn’t the only one who’s decided to rep the soccer team by snagging a t-shirt. According to CBS Sports, the U.S. Women’s team has prepared record yet again after their regaliums became Nike’s all go highest selling soccer t-shirt, overpowering sales of men’s team soccer jerseys in 2019. So, it looks like President Obama will match with quite a few people while rocking his new ensemble.
It’s jolly substantial that the president chose to get himself a USWNT jersey, given the team’s current fight over equal money. In March 2019, the team registered a suit against the United Regime Soccer Federation, alleging settle discrimination and claiming that female actors give 38% of what male participates spawn in a year. U.S. Soccer has denied allegations of gender discrimination, saying in a May 2019 law filing that differences in revenue from the teams were behind offer differences — something that the soccer jersey marketings seem to counter. In June both sides agreed to mediation, to come about after the end of the 2019 World Cup.
While the USWNT may be a hit with the public, they’re not popular with everyone. On Tuesday, June 25, liberated an excerpt from an interview with unit co-captain Megan Rapinoe, in which she said that she didn’t intend to visit the White House. “I’m not going to the f* cking White House, ” she scoffed.
“We’re not gonna be invited, ” Rapinoe said. “I mistrust it.”
Rapinoe’s interview received mingled reception from the public. While some admired her candid criticisms, President Donald Trump announced out Rapinoe for “disrespecting our country” in a series of tweets.
However, the bad blood apparently didn’t last long. Following the team’s victory, Trump took to Twitter to congratulate them on July 7. He wrote,Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team on winning the World Cup! Great and rousing toy. America is proud of you all ! blockquote>
As of publication , no public plan for a team trip has been announced. Elite Daily reached out to the White House for comment on when and whether the team will be invited, but did not hear back in time for pamphlet.
However, on July 9, CBS News reported that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to invite the U.S. Women’s teamto a formal episode at Capitol Hill to celebrate their Football world cup entitle. Harmonizing to CBS News, both Democratic and GOP politicians are on board, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell both praising the team’s hard work and affecting act.
These players are definitely actions to be judged with. Clearly, Obama has joined the bandwagon.