U.s. Women's National Soccer Team

18 Jul 19
ABC 4
SANDY, Utah (ABC4 Sports) – Since beating the Netherlands ten days ago to win a second straight World Cup, it has been a non-stop celebration for the U.S. Women’s Soccer team. Kelley O’Hara, Becky Sauerbrunn and Christen Press return to the Utah Royals Wednesday, still riding high from their historic tournament run. “I think my favorite part was immediately following the game in the locker room, celebrating with everybody,” Sauerbrunn said. “It was so much fun, dancing and lots of champagne.” “It’s such an intense environment for such a long time,” added O’Hara. “It was nice to finally exhale and actually be able to celebrate and know there were no more games on the other side.” Sauerbrunn and O’Hara were fixtures in the starting lineup for Team USA throughout the World Cup. Press, who did not attend the news conference because she was not feeling well, was not. But she scored a key goal in the semifinals against England. “Regardless of who’s starting, it’s 23 players that win us a World Cup,” O’Hara said. “Christen was a great example of that. She did a great job coming in the semifinal and scoring a goal.” A lot has been said about this group. Were they the best team ever? Were they too arrogant, too political? Regardless, this team had very high expectations, and they fulfilled them. “It’s a strength of the team that we don’t really care,” O’Hara said. “We don’t really allow that to come into the bubble and affect us. As much as people say, oh it’s the World Cup, it’s it’s a dream to play at the World Cup, it’s not super fun all the time. It’s a grind. There’s a lot of pressure and expectation.” “I also think it’s unfair to miscontrue self-belief with arrogance,” Sauerbrunn added. This team also brought the equal pay issue to the forefront of the national conversation, and they’re not going to stop talking about it. “I think it’s hugely important for us to be able to lend our voice to it and to be a representation of that fight,” Sauerbrunn said. “I think it’s something that we willingly take on.” Now the question, can the National Women’s Soccer League capitalize on the success of the World Cup team? Almost the entire World Cup team competes in the league, and the Royals sure hope the interest continues to grow. “I think we already saw a bump in attendance even from last week’s games and the American players hadn’t even showed up yet,” Sauerbrunn said. “So, what I hope and what I anticipate is that attendance will be up, and hopefully we can carry that momentum throughout the rest of the season. So, I think the support has been great, but I hope to see even more of it.” Sauerbrunn, O’Hara and Press will all be honored before the Royals game against Portland Friday night at Rio Tinto Stadium. However, it is unclear if any of the players will return to action.
17 Jul 19
American Independent

By: Robert Knight Source: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File “Tyranny can arrive fast in the form of tanks and jackboots. Or it can come gradually, snuffing out liberty and replacing it with fear.   The latter is what we’re facing today, as cultural Marxists advance their doctrines and silence any dissension.   Each day brings new […]

17 Jul 19
America's Voice

Women’s Soccer Team More Proof the Left Ruins Everything It Touches Dennis Prager For the first time in my life, I did not root for an American team. Whatever the sport, I have always rooted American. But if those who called into my radio show were representative of my audience, many millions of Americans made […]

17 Jul 19
The Washington Informer

As the exhausted and thrilled U.S. women’s soccer team celebrated its victory in the finals of the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the cheers of the crowd in the Stade of Lyon soon turned into a chant: “Equal Pay, Equal Pay, Equal Pay.”

17 Jul 19
Everything Roma

Equal pay is one of the most talked about and discussed topics in the football world. Not only on a national team scale but at club level. The consensus has been that women deserve to be paid more than they are. We can discuss this in any way we want I’ve already laid out some […]

17 Jul 19
ORANGE COUNTY TRIBUNE

The women of the U.S. national soccer team are famous for being extraordinary athletes, repeat world champions — and plaintiffs. The team’s lawsuit alleging pay discrimination against the U.S. Soccer Federation has done much to define its identity. A nearly perfect run through the World Cup has been widely interpreted as vindication of the merits […]

17 Jul 19
The Reporter
Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filmed an inspirational Nike commercial, “Dream Crazy,” that began airing in Week 1 of the 2018 NFL regular season. Want to know something crazy? According to TMZ, the ad has been nominated for a Commercial Emmy. It’s an eye-catcher. As Kaepernick narrates, you see 10-year-old wrestler Isaiah Bird who has no legs, a surfer riding a monstrous wave, and a young woman in a wheelchair dribbling basketballs with both hands. “Don’t settle for homecoming queen or linebacker, do both,” Kaepernick says, as a camera follows a young woman who presumably did just that. “Don’t believe you have to be like anybody to be somebody.” Also featured are LeBron James and Serena Williams, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and Shaquem Griffin, a linebacker who made it to the NFL despite having his left hand amputated as a young boy. At the end of the commercial, Kaepernick says, “Don’t ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they’re crazy enough.” The award show will be in September. Other nominees, TMZ reports, include ads for Old Spice, Netflix, Macbook, iPhone and Bud Lite’s “Dilly, dilly!” spots.
17 Jul 19
Redwood Times
Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filmed an inspirational Nike commercial, “Dream Crazy,” that began airing in Week 1 of the 2018 NFL regular season. Want to know something crazy? According to TMZ, the ad has been nominated for a Commercial Emmy. It’s an eye-catcher. As Kaepernick narrates, you see 10-year-old wrestler Isaiah Bird who has no legs, a surfer riding a monstrous wave, and a young woman in a wheelchair dribbling basketballs with both hands. “Don’t settle for homecoming queen or linebacker, do both,” Kaepernick says, as a camera follows a young woman who presumably did just that. “Don’t believe you have to be like anybody to be somebody.” Also featured are LeBron James and Serena Williams, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and Shaquem Griffin, a linebacker who made it to the NFL despite having his left hand amputated as a young boy. At the end of the commercial, Kaepernick says, “Don’t ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they’re crazy enough.” The award show will be in September. Other nominees, TMZ reports, include ads for Old Spice, Netflix, Macbook, iPhone and Bud Lite’s “Dilly, dilly!” spots.
17 Jul 19
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filmed an inspirational Nike commercial, “Dream Crazy,” that began airing in Week 1 of the 2018 NFL regular season. Want to know something crazy? According to TMZ, the ad has been nominated for a Commercial Emmy. It’s an eye-catcher. As Kaepernick narrates, you see 10-year-old wrestler Isaiah Bird who has no legs, a surfer riding a monstrous wave, and a young woman in a wheelchair dribbling basketballs with both hands. “Don’t settle for homecoming queen or linebacker, do both,” Kaepernick says, as a camera follows a young woman who presumably did just that. “Don’t believe you have to be like anybody to be somebody.” Also featured are LeBron James and Serena Williams, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and Shaquem Griffin, a linebacker who made it to the NFL despite having his left hand amputated as a young boy. At the end of the commercial, Kaepernick says, “Don’t ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they’re crazy enough.” The award show will be in September. Other nominees, TMZ reports, include ads for Old Spice, Netflix, Macbook, iPhone and Bud Lite’s “Dilly, dilly!” spots.
17 Jul 19
Chico Enterprise-Record
Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filmed an inspirational Nike commercial, “Dream Crazy,” that began airing in Week 1 of the 2018 NFL regular season. Want to know something crazy? According to TMZ, the ad has been nominated for a Commercial Emmy. It’s an eye-catcher. As Kaepernick narrates, you see 10-year-old wrestler Isaiah Bird who has no legs, a surfer riding a monstrous wave, and a young woman in a wheelchair dribbling basketballs with both hands. “Don’t settle for homecoming queen or linebacker, do both,” Kaepernick says, as a camera follows a young woman who presumably did just that. “Don’t believe you have to be like anybody to be somebody.” Also featured are LeBron James and Serena Williams, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and Shaquem Griffin, a linebacker who made it to the NFL despite having his left hand amputated as a young boy. At the end of the commercial, Kaepernick says, “Don’t ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they’re crazy enough.” The award show will be in September. Other nominees, TMZ reports, include ads for Old Spice, Netflix, Macbook, iPhone and Bud Lite’s “Dilly, dilly!” spots.
17 Jul 19
Paradise Post
Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filmed an inspirational Nike commercial, “Dream Crazy,” that began airing in Week 1 of the 2018 NFL regular season. Want to know something crazy? According to TMZ, the ad has been nominated for a Commercial Emmy. It’s an eye-catcher. As Kaepernick narrates, you see 10-year-old wrestler Isaiah Bird who has no legs, a surfer riding a monstrous wave, and a young woman in a wheelchair dribbling basketballs with both hands. “Don’t settle for homecoming queen or linebacker, do both,” Kaepernick says, as a camera follows a young woman who presumably did just that. “Don’t believe you have to be like anybody to be somebody.” Also featured are LeBron James and Serena Williams, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and Shaquem Griffin, a linebacker who made it to the NFL despite having his left hand amputated as a young boy. At the end of the commercial, Kaepernick says, “Don’t ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they’re crazy enough.” The award show will be in September. Other nominees, TMZ reports, include ads for Old Spice, Netflix, Macbook, iPhone and Bud Lite’s “Dilly, dilly!” spots.