The United States women’s national team is an unstoppable force to be reckoned with in the 2019 World Cup as late last week they beat France to advance to the semifinals.
How dominant our women have been is in the plus/minus differential where they’ve scored 22 goals in just six games so far and goalie Alyssa Naeher has only given up a total of two.
Now we face England Tuesday afternoon at 3pm ET and one UK newspaper proved they’re absolutely terrified of the match against our USWNT.
United States women’s national team captain Megan Rapinoe has been a divisive figure on and off the field during this World Cup, instigating controversy over the last couple of weeks.
Recently Rapinoe was asked if she would attend President Trump’s White House if they won the gold in the 2019 World Cup and she shocked everyone by saying, “I’m not going to the f—king White House.”
And then there’s the over-celebrations like when they annihilated Thailand 13-0, literally celebrating after every single goal.
But then Rapinoe struck an arrogant pose when she scored the first goal against France.
This was that image.
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Whether you’re at odds with how these women have conducted themselves or the controversial things they’ve said, you cannot deny their dominance on the field.
However, the popular UK magazine, The Daily Mail published an article on Monday that demonstrated their fear of these American women soccer players.
The article was entitled, “Are these US World Cup Stars just TOO Arrogant? Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan are so unpopular that even France will be backing England in tomorrow’s semi-final,” with playful pictures of both Rapinoe and Morgan.
If that title wasn’t bad enough, proving their fear, the content of the article is where it was overtly obvious.
Author Ian Herbert opened the article somehow having a problem with Alex Morgan’s character and claiming the “women’s game in the United States is on such a commercial level that Morgan has more followers on Instagram,” than many prominent famous British people including “The Royal Family’s official account.”
That somehow makes her unlikable? How exactly does she have any control of that?
Herbert pointed out the beef between Rapinoe and President Trump as if it’s any of his business; but almost trying to justify weakness in some odd way.
Herbert even thought they would be offended that “But you imagine the England manager would have been less than delighted to hear a player of his own say — as US defender Ali Krieger did last week — that ‘we have the best team in the world, and the second best’ in reference to their reserves.”
What he seems to be suggesting is that England was great first and America doesn’t have the same respect for them, which in turn, makes them all arrogant. That’s a bogus notion.
But the worst part were the last two paragraphs of this misguided leap in logic: “Winning is not a popularity contest, of course. Neville knows that well enough from his days with Ferguson. England will need to be at the very height of their powers but Neville has inculcated an extraordinary spirit in a team he has reminded are here to win. It is not inconceivable that complacency and hubris prove fateful for Ellis’ team of all-conquering multi-millionaires.”
There are a few horrendous insinuations to unpack here. What Herbert seems to be suggesting is that America will be caught off-guard by how good England is and basically they are unaware they will be at the “very height of their powers.”
And lastly, that the USWNT players, especially Morgan and Rapinoe, will get lazy – expecting to just coast into the finals – because they’re multimillionaires and “apparently” rich people don’t work hard.
This article was just written by a scared British journalist trying to grab at straws hopefully internally justifying how the England women will win. It’s laughable.