Tag Archives: World Cup

World Cup Champ Megan Rapinoe Scores Book Deal

The New York Times reports: During a speech earlier this month celebrating her team’s World Cup victory, Megan Rapinoe ended with a plea to fans. “We have to be better,” she said, urging all of them to consider how they could effect change in their communities. “It’s our responsibility to make this world a better place.” Now, Ms. Rapinoe, a …

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LIVE VIDEO: NYC’s World Cup Ticker-Tape Parade

FiveThirtyEight reports: A ticker-tape parade through lower Manhattan is pretty much the quintessential homecoming for American heroes. So it’s fitting that the conquering U.S. women’s soccer team — which won the World Cup on Sunday — will get its second parade in four years down New York City’s “Canyon of Heroes” on Wednesday morning. That’s an appropriate honor after one …

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Rapinoe To Trump: You’re Excluding People Like Me

CNN reports: US women’s soccer captain Megan Rapinoe told President Donald Trump on Tuesday that he’s excluding groups of Americans with his message and that he needs to do better in caring for every single American. When asked by CNN’s Anderson Cooper what she would say to Trump, Rapinoe looked into the camera and said, “Your message is excluding people. …

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Manchin Intros Equal Pay Bill For Women’s Soccer Team

The Huffington Post reports: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) introduced a bill Tuesday that would prevent any federal funding for the 2026 World Cup until the U.S. Soccer Federation agrees to provide equal pay to the U.S. women’s and men’s national teams. The bill would cut off “any and all” federal money that would otherwise be spent when the United States …

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Fox Host Slams World Cup Team: Unpatriotic Women Shouldn’t Expect Equal Pay After Dissing The President

“If you look at the World Cup men’s revenue, it’s in the billions and they split up the pot. It’s a much bigger pot. Women’s World Cup revenue, much much smaller and they have a smaller pot to divide it up with. But the distinction is, is that the U.S. Soccer Federation, the women do actually make more revenue and …

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Trump Backpedals On WH Invite For World Cup Team

The Washington Post reports: Following the World Cup triumph by the U.S. women’s national team, President Trump appeared to backtrack on a promise he made last month to invite the squad to the White House regardless of Sunday’s outcome. “We haven’t really thought about it,” Trump said, according to Voice of America, after the 2-0 U.S. win over the Netherlands …

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Trump Congratulates “Exciting” World Cup Winners

CNN reports: The US Women’s National Soccer Team captured a record-extending fourth World Cup Sunday with a 2-0 win over the Netherlands in the championship game. Megan Rapinoe — who has publicly feuded with President Donald Trump in the lead up to Sunday’s win — scored a penalty goal in the second half to give the Americans a 1-0 lead. …

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Live On Fox: Bar Crowd Chants “Fuck Trump!” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Fox News viewers got an earful when the crowd at a sports bar in France began chanting “F*ck Trump!” live on the air as the network covered reaction to the U.S. Women’s Soccer team’s World Cup victory. But as Fox’s Greg Palkot gamely tried to report on the goings-on, the patrons of the bar loudly chanted “Fuck Trump! …

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Nike Issues Stirring Ad In Praise Of US World Cup Win

Business Insider reports: Nike put out a brand new commercial celebrating the accomplishments of the United States Women’s National Team both on and off the field. The United States Women’s National Team won their second straight World Cup on Sunday, dominating Netherlands 2-0 in the final. Second after securing the trophy, Nike released an inspiring new commercial celebrating the team’s …

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US Wins World Cup In 2-0 Victory Over Netherlands

The New York Times reports: The United States was denied for a half. But in the end, there was no stopping the Americans. The United States women’s soccer team claimed its fourth straight Women’s World Cup title on Sunday, beating a valiant Netherlands team. 2-0, in Lyon, France, to repeat as world champions. Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle scored second-half …

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US Beats England 2-1 To Advance To World Cup Final

The New York Times reports: It’s OVER!! The United States is back in the World Cup final! The United States returned to the World Cup final with a thrilling 2-1 victory over England on Tuesday in Lyon, France. Christen Press, a surprise starter for an injured Megan Rapinoe, and Alex Morgan, on her 30th birthday, scored for the Americans. It …

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WNBA Star Sue Bird: “So The President Fucking Hates My Girlfriend,” World Cup Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe

WNBA star Sue Bird writes for The Players Tribune: What’s it like to have the literal President of the literal United States (of literal America) go Full Adolescent Boy on your girlfriend? Hmm. Well… it’s WEIRD. And I’d say I actually had a pretty standard reaction to it: which was to freak out a little. That’s one thing that you …

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Trump Rages After Diss By Lesbian US Soccer Star

This is what Glorious Leader is ranting about: As if we needed more reasons to root for Megan Rapinoe, here she is dropping this gem [clip below] in an interview that hit Twitter Tuesday. She previously talked with Jenny Ventras of Sports Illustrated and said she won’t visit the White House if the USWNT won the World Cup. But not …

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France Defeats Croatia 4-2 In World Cup Final

The Washington Post reports: Croatia finally found a deficit it couldn’t overcome. On the 20th anniversary of its only other World Cup win, France snagged a second title. One game after Belgium complained about the French playing “anti-football” by packing it in on defense, the Les Bleus poured in four goals, tied for second-most in a World Cup final, led …

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Croatia Advances To World Cup Final Against France

The Washington Post reports: Croatia advanced to its first World Cup final by joining Argentina (1990) as the only teams to win a semifinal match they trailed at halftime. Croatia fell behind on Kieran Trippier’s free kick in the fifth minute, but leveled the score on Ivan Perisic’s leaping, left-footed volley in the 68th minute. Mario Mandzukic scored the game-winner …

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LGBT Activists Display “Hidden Flag” At World Cup

From the Hidden Flag website: When Gilbert Baker designed the rainbow flag in 1978, he did so to create a symbol and an icon for the LGTB community. A symbol, recognisable across the world, that people could use to express their pride. Unfortunately, 40 years later, there are still countries in which homosexuality is persecuted, sometimes even by jail sentences, …

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MEXICO: World Cup Fans Trigger Earthquake Sensors

The Guardian reports: Mexicans jumping in jubilation on Sunday shook the ground hard enough to set off earthquake detectors after their team scored a surprise victory over World Cup defending champions Germany. The Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Investigations said highly sensitive earthquake sensors registered tremors at two sites in Mexico City, seven seconds after the game’s 35th minute, when …

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North American Nations To Host 2026 World Cup

The New York Times reports: A combined bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada won the hosting rights for soccer’s 2026 World Cup on Wednesday, bringing the tournament to North America for the first time since the 1994 event on a pledge of record crowds, record revenues and, perhaps crucially, a record $11 billion in profits for FIFA, world …

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Cossacks To Report Gay Kissing At World Cup [VIDEO]

Sky News reports: Gay couples seen kissing in public by Russian Cossacks during the World Cup will be reported to police. The tournament begins in 11 cities across the country next week. Rostov-on-Don, a southern city, will reportedly have 300 Cossack vigilantes on patrol to help the police keep the streets safe, including 100 on horseback. The city will host …

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Trump Issues Bizarre Threat About World Cup

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump waded into the campaign aimed at bringing the 2026 FIFA World Cup to the United States on Thursday, tweeting out a veiled threat to withdraw political support from nations who vote against the bid. In a wildly surprising development, Trump, who previously has shown little appetite for soccer, appeared to throw his full backing …

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