The USWNT are, by an absolute mile, the biggest women’s football team on the planet. They’re one of the most passionately supported national teams on the planet, regardless of gender.
There are, of course, some things that come with that. There are some pressures on the players, sure, but it’s dreamland for fans. You get some brilliant merch designs, readily available…and since getting
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5. Christen Press, What Have You Done?
She scored the first goal in that World Cup semi-final, and scored an absolute peach of a curling shot from outside the box in 2020’s SheBelieves Cup – ESPN’s
4. Pay The Women
It is the great honor of my life to play this sport and represent this country. Every woman deserves equal pay and every institution anywhere that doesn’t value women as much as men must change now. pic.twitter.com/XGR9rYFNKD
— Christen Press (@ChristenPress) March 12, 2020
A simple message. A simple shirt. The USWNT have been locked in a bitter pay dispute with US Soccer for some time now, to the point that the crowd at the 2019 World Cup final were chanting ‘equal pay’ after the full time whistle.
3. USA Rapinoe
2. Rapinoe Bird 2020
Hi!! @S10Bird here. This is my WC Semis preview. Title was supposed to be “So the President F*cking Hates My Girlfriend (& 10 Other Things I Want You to Know Before the World Cup Semifinals)” but we ran out of space. My bad. Thanks for reading. GO @USWNT.https://t.co/A2dJrBIzRh
— The Players’ Tribune (@PlayersTribune) July 2, 2019
Speaking of the USWNT’s icon…Pinoe’s relationship with WNBA star Sue Bird has been described as ‘couple goals’ but, with last summer’s ‘f—ing White House’ storm and Bird’s follow-up post on The Players’ Tribune titled ‘So the President F*cking Hates My Girlfriend’, there’s been some (semi-serious) clamour for a political run.
1. 4 Stars Only
That went down like a lead balloon – and the team went out for the pregame warmup with their shirts inside out in protest, showing only the outline of the four stars; one per World Cup won.
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