USWNT Provides Assist To President Biden’s Inauguration
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The U.S. women’s national team is in the midst of a two-match friendly series with Colombia, having won 4-0 on Monday with another match slated for Friday. In between, a USWNT inauguration video helped celebrate Joe Biden becoming the 46th president of the United States.
President Biden was inaugurated on Wednesday just before noon ET. While the USWNT was on the pitch practicing around that time, a few of the players helped provide voice over for a video celebrating President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
So pumped to be one of the voice overs for the Biden Inaugural with some of my friends/teammates. @JoeBiden and @KamalaHistory are making history tomorrow, January 20th @BidenInaugural. Join me in tuning to #Inauguration2021 at https://t.co/G4KQ7Y2J1G pic.twitter.com/GiCISwNgFJ— Jessica McDonald (@J_Mac1422) January 20, 2021
The inspiring USWNT inauguration video linked the history-making soccer team to the incoming president and vice president. Harris made history as the first woman, first Black woman and first South Asian woman elected as vice president.
Members of the USWNT, arguably the greatest sports team of all time, have never shied away from the spotlight they earned by being so damn good at soccer. From the 1999ers who boycotted a tournament to earn better pay to Megan Rapinoe’s Twitter feud with the outgoing president, America’s women’s footballers stand up for what they believe in.
Even before the USWNT won the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the players turned down an offer to visit the White House because of the policies of the former president. But the USWNT might be ready to return to the White House now that Biden is in charge, if Wednesday’s tweets were anything to go by.
— Becky Sauerbrunn (@beckysauerbrunn) January 20, 2021
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life for me, ooh
And I'm feeling good -Nina Simone.Let us not waste this opportunity to reckon with our past, and move forward justice and equality.
— Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe) January 20, 2021
Here’s to women leading the way and making history https://t.co/eu3wttbo9v— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) January 20, 2021
The inauguration had another soccer link on Wednesday. Sarah Fuller, who made history as the first woman to play in a Power 5 college American football game — and then the first woman to score in a Power 5 college football game — was invited to attend the ceremony, which had a limited audience because of the Covid-19 pandemic (and threats from domestic terrorists).