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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

Pelosi invites US women's soccer team to Capitol

Pelosi invites US women's soccer team to Capitol Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday invited the U.S. women's national soccer team to visit the Capitol after their stunning 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in the World Cup final. Pelosi congratulated the team for winning with "strength, unity and patriotism" and extended the invitation "by popular, bipartisan demand" with Reps. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) and Darin LaHood (R-Ill.) "I'm pleased to invite the players to the US Capitol as a team or individually to celebrate your inspiring victory," Pelosi wrote on Twitter. Congrats to @uswnt for winning w/ strength, unity & patriotism.

Women ’ s soccer player, @mPinoe, just stated that she is “not going to the F ing White House if we win.” Other than the NBA, which now refuses to call owners, owners Team forward Alex Morgan said on Friday that the women will decide as a team whether to accept a potential White House invitation .

The women ’ s soccer team co- captain Megan Rapinoe has recently been making headlines for her I think it’s GREAT the woman ’ s soccer team won but don’t disrespect the American Flag by dragging US Soccer Star Rapinoe Accepts Ocasio-Cortez’s Capitol Hill Invite , Remains Defiant Toward Trump.

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.

Obama shows off custom US women's soccer jersey to celebrate World Cup win

Obama shows off custom US women's soccer jersey to celebrate World Cup win Former President Obama on Wednesday showed off his custom jersey celebrating the U.S. women's national soccer team winning the World Cup, saying he was proud to "rep America's best team.""Congrats @USWNT and thanks for being such a strong inspiration for women and girls-and everybody-all across the country," Obama wrote on Twitter ahead of the ticker tape parade in New York City celebrating the team's victory.Obama shared a photo of a jersey with his name on it to honor the team's victory over the Netherlands 2-0 during Sunday's game in Lyon, France.

CAPITOL HILL (ABC)–President Donald Trump congratulated the U . S . women ’ s soccer team for their historic World Cup win against the Netherlands on Sunday and tweeted last month that he is planning on inviting the But amid a public feud with the team ’s co- captain and top scorer, Megan Rapinoe

US women ' s team boldly embraces off-the-field activist role. WASHINGTON (AP) - The World Cup champion U . S . women ' s soccer team is being invited to the Capitol , Congress' top Democrats said Monday.

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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