Rapinoe, who has scored five goals including four in the knockout stage of France 2019, pointed out that this kind of support isn't almost good enough, especially since the gap between the men's and women's prize money continues to grow. The U.S. also has Megan Rapinoe, who has scored five goals in the tournament and is expected to play in the match despite suffering a hamstring injury in the match against France. "Obviously not myself, not Ali Krieger, and I suspect not many, if any, of the other players, but I haven't spoken to every one of them about it".
USA head coach Jill Ellis said: "The Netherlands are a tremendous team, they're European champions, they've got a lot of talented players and a coach who knows what she's doing".
The 2015 tournament won by the United States of America was the Netherlands' first ever World Cup, yet the "Oranje" have enjoyed remarkable success since under the tutelage of Sarina Wiegman. The U.S. was criticized for over-celebrating during the win.
In a statement to Reuters, a Federation Internationale de Football Association spokesperson said: "The scheduling of the different events has gone through a comprehensive consultancy process that has involved all key stakeholders and taken into account different aspects of both the women's and men's global match calendars".
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Christen Press started in place of Rapinoe against England, and it will be interesting to see if the forward will play the entire game. And Lavelle, if you were putting odds on the 2023 Golden Ball race, would surely be the early favorite. VAR confirmed the foul and Megan Rapinoe took the penalty kick.
The Netherlands battled throughout and goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal kept out the US for an hour with a series of superb saves in front of 57,900 fans at Lyon's Groupama Stadium. Goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal was outstanding, brilliantly thwarting Julie Ertz, Sam Mewis and Alex Morgan - twice - in the first half. If they win, it'll be their fourth time winning the tournament. "We've dug in, looked each other in the eye in the hard moments and gone through things as a team", Rapinoe said. Both times during the SheBelieves Cup.
Before the game, the experienced midfielder called on younger members of the squad to step up in the final, and 24-year old Rose Lavelle drove home the second goal of the game.
Cheers to the Women's National Team on holding it down for the US of A - here's hopin' the men take a cue as they play in their own championship later Sunday.