United States of America vs France Women's World Cup game breaks viewership record

United States of America vs France Women's World Cup game breaks viewership record

United States Women's National Team star Megan Rapinoe described herself as "deeply American" following her feud with United States president Donald Trump but called for her country to have an honest conversation about how to improve peoples' lives.

Rapinoe and other national players to sue the Association, whom they accuse of deliberate discrimination, they are demanding the same pay as men in the national team.

Bird also cheered on her girlfriend, whose national soccer team won the Women's World Cup semifinals on Tuesday.

"It would be irresponsible not to use her global platform to try to effect change", Longman wrote without explanation.

In a press conference Thursday, Rapinoe stood by her original comments, but "with the exception of the expletive".


- The women's US soccer team's match against France had 6.3 million viewers on FOX and FOX streaming services as well as 8.2 million viewers on television alone, according to Nielsen ratings. The Americans came away with the win on the strength of two goals by Megan Rapinoe. Because Rapinoe, arguably Team USA's most important player, sat out the England match, she will have had plenty of time for rest and treatment before Sunday's final.

In a CNN interview, Krieger said she would not go either.

Unable to play in Tuesday's 2-1 semifinal win against England because of a hamstring injury, Rapinoe watched from the bench as teammate and co-captain Alex Morgan scored the decisive goal and then mimicked drinking from a cup of tea.

"Her reasoning, she said, is that she did not want the American women's team's decades-long fight for equality and inclusivity to be 'co-opted by an administration that doesn't feel the same way and doesn't fight for the same things that we fight for'". Even if you didn't know as White violence, "I can't stand idly by", she wrote in the "Players' Tribune".

"I think that this country was founded on a lot of great ideals but it was also founded on slavery", she added on Wednesday.


The U.S. will face the victor of Wednesday's Netherlands-Sweden semifinal at 3 p.m. ET Sunday (Fox).

On Wednesday, fellow US star Megan Rapinoe had a message for Alex Morgan's critics.

Earlier in the tournament attention on Rapinoe ratcheted up considerably after the 33-year-old unapologetically said she would decline any potential invite to the White House should the USA defend its title - which didn't take long to draw a response from Trump. The democratic members of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - politically a kind of counter-proposal to Trump has offered on Twitter to lead Rapinoe and the Team at any time by the house of representatives.

Rapinoe - who is capable of grand gestures such as her smiling, take-me-as-I-am, arms-outstretched pose after she scored the second of her two goals in the Americans' quarterfinal victory over France last week - offered a nuanced and passionate response that's worth attention.

"I just thought, 'What are they doing?'" Neville said, according to the AP. If it comes up late or comes up again, I guess you really can't control those things. "I know I am not flawless". "It's just about being my best self and believing that I have everything I need inside of me, that I'm good enough, and that I was ready for that moment".


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