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SportUS women's soccer team captain accepts Capitol invitation

04:45  10 july  2019
04:45  10 july  2019 Source:   ap.org

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United States women ' s soccer team member Megan Rapinoe holds the Women ' s World Cup trophy after arriving with teammates at Newark Liberty Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others in Congress invited the team to visit. Rapinoe said Tuesday on CNN that she had accepted invitations

United States women ' s soccer team member Megan Rapinoe holds the Women ' s World Cup trophy after arriving with teammates at Newark Liberty Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others in Congress invited the team to visit. Rapinoe said Tuesday on CNN that she had accepted invitations

US women's soccer team captain accepts Capitol invitation © Provided by The Associated Press United States women's soccer team member Megan Rapinoe holds the Women's World Cup trophy after arriving with teammates at Newark Liberty International Airport, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Megan Rapinoe has accepted an invitation for the U.S. women's soccer team to celebrate its World Cup victory with a visit to Congress.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday he looks forward to scheduling a time when "these inspiring women can come to the nation's capital."

Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others in Congress invited the team to visit. Rapinoe said Tuesday on CNN that she had accepted invitations from New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi and Schumer to go to Washington.

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United States women ' s soccer team member Megan Rapinoe holds the Women ' s World Cup trophy after arriving with teammates at Newark Liberty Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi and Schumer to go to Washington. The team co- captain has said she’s not interested in celebrating at the White House.

United States women ' s soccer team member Megan Rapinoe holds the Women ' s World Cup trophy after arriving with teammates at Newark Liberty Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi and Schumer to go to Washington. The team co- captain has said she's not interested in celebrating at the White House.

The team co-captain has said she's not interested in celebrating at the White House. It's unclear if the winning team would be invited by President Donald Trump to visit.

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