Megan Rapinoe scored twice to help the US advance to the semifinals in the World Cup on Friday. The offensive explosion comes just days after the president called her out for saying she wouldn't visit the White House if the US were to win the tournament.https://t.co/QI91U7aZTy
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) June 28, 2019
Yeah, I don’t pretend to understand soccer, but I’m enjoying this. Per the Washington Post:
… Rapinoe’s contributions punctuated a glorious night for women’s soccer, which is trying to make gains in a male-dominated sport. The United States and France were the top two favorites in the tournament, but the draw had placed them in the same bracket for a likely meeting in the quarterfinals.
“I hope this will help this women’s game go further and move into that next level,” said French Coach Corinne Diacre, whose third-ranked team has lost in the quarterfinals in each of the past five major world tournaments…
As kickoff neared, streets leading to the venue filled with fans singing and marching with flags and traditional scarves. Among the chants: “Equal pay!” — a reference to the U.S. players’ efforts for gender equality within the U.S. Soccer Federation…
“But for me, to be gay and fabulous during Pride month at the World Cup is nice.” – https://t.co/d2FpKs5wKh
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) June 29, 2019