US Soccer Star Ali Krieger: 'I Refuse To Respect' Trump

US Soccer Star Ali Krieger: 'I Refuse To Respect' Trump

Krieger - a Women's World Cup victor with the U.S. team in 2015 - last week responded to Trump's string of tweets about Rapinoe, writing: "I know women who you can not control or grope anger you, but I stand by @mPinoe [Rapinoe] and will sit this one out as well".

Last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez invited them to the House of Representatives and Krieger said she would "absolutely" take her up on the offer.

"Honestly, after I tweeted about that incident I haven't really been on Twitter and focused on him (Trump) at all", she said. She stands during the anthem with her arms at her sides and doesn't sing, but that's not unusual among professional athletes.

This week, Rapinoe's girlfriend, three-time WNBA Champion Sue Bird, penned a lengthy note on The Player's Tribune about Trump's attack of the soccer star for saying she would not go "to the f- White House" if her team wins the World Cup. "I would never be able to do this in a lot of other places", the soccer star explained.

Morgan, the co-captain of the US women's team, celebrated her game-winning goal against England on July 2, her birthday, by exaggerating a sip of tea-pinky up and head tilted back.

"I think for the detractors I would have them look hard into what I'm actually saying and the actions that I'm taking".

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"I know I'm not ideal but I think that I stand for honesty and for truth".

"But I know I stand for honesty and for truth and for wanting to have the conversation". I think I stand for honesty and for truth and for wanting to have the conversation - and for looking at the country honestly and saying that, yes, we are a great country and there's many things that are so wonderful, and I feel very fortunate to be in this country.

However the 33-year-old has adamantly denied she lacks patriotism and told reporters in response: "I think I am particularly American and very deeply American, if you want to talk about the ideals that we stand for and what we were founded on". Rapinoe also pushed back against those who have accused her of being ignorant to the opportunities afforded to her as an American.

"It's sort of a amusing playful pose and were always looking for good celebrations so this one stuck a little", she added. The whole team was chastised when players celebrated every goal in a 13-0 rout of Thailand to open the tournament.

"I could say that after this game, we could pack our bags and be on our way, but that's obviously not my choice", she said.

Morgan headed in her sixth goal of the tournament in Lyon on Tuesday to seal a 2-1 victory for U.S., who advanced to a third-straight final, and she celebrated the victor by pretending to drink tea with her little finger raised. "With that said, we work hard, we like to play hard and we like to have fun and enjoy ourselves". "To me, this isn't a matter of tax reform and things of that nature", Bird said Wednesday (per The Associated Press).

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