Leader Obama poses having a jersey he caused by the U.S. Women's National Team throughout a ceremony to recognition they as well as their victory within the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Standing with Obama are (from left) Christie Rampone, Morgan John, Abby Wambach, Julie Johnston, Sydney Leroux, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide captiontoggle caption Carolyn Kaster/AP
Leader Obama poses having a jersey he caused by the U.S. Women's National Team throughout a ceremony to recognition they as well as their victory within the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Standing with Obama are (from left) Christie Rampone, Morgan John, Abby Wambach, Julie Johnston, Sydney Leroux, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe.Carolyn Kaster/AP
The Planet Cup-winning U.S. women's national team was honored in the Whitened House today, where Obama recognized the champions.
"This team trained all America's children that 'playing just like a girl' means you are a badass, " he stated.
The U.S. team beat Japan to win the 2015 FIFA World Cup in This summer, breaking TV rankings for soccer in U.S. the procedure. Because the victory, gamers have been receiving a victory tour which includes talk show looks, interviews and exhibition games.
Throughout the team's trip to the Whitened House, Obama spoke for around 11 minutes concerning the team's achievements and also the contributions of person gamers, including midfielder Carli Lloyd, who obtained a hat trick on the planet Cup final.
"And Carli's performance am good that when the overall game was over, someone had transformed her title on Wikipedia from 'midfielder' to 'president from the U . s . States.' Which, incidentally, the task is going to open, " Obama stated. He added, "I promise Carli knows much more about being leader than a few of the people that are running. But that is an entire other — this is a whole other subject of conversation."
Obama's remarks were mostly lighthearted — he taunted striker Sydney Leroux about her Chihuahua, that has 10Thousand Twitter fans, and pointed out that the player in California had built a corn maze the same shape as Megan Rapinoe's face — but also, he struck a reflective tone by what the planet Cup victory represented beyond the field of soccer, highlighting veteran Abby Wambach's "fairytale" ending to her final World Cup appearance.
"I am unsure [Abby] might have written a much better ending: a global champion finally, covered within the Stars and Stripes, showing all of us what lengths we have come -– off and on the area –- by discussing a celebratory hug together with her wife."
Lastly, Obama recognized they for altering stereotypes of ladies and women in sports, saying, "They have inspired countless women to dream bigger, and incidentally, inspired countless boys to check out women in a different way, which is equally as important."