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June 26, 2019

High Press Pod Episode 11: Women’s World Cup and European Summer Transfers

Chops June 26, 2019

The latest High Press Pod is up!

Joining site-runner Chops is Tyler Everett. Topics in this episode include:

  • The 2019 Women’s World Cup and the USWNT’s match-up vs France
  • European summer transfers
  • The USMNT’s Gold Cup performance to date–has it really been that good?
Listen to “High Press Pod Episode 11: Women's World Cup and European Transfers” on Spreaker.

President Donald Trump Invites USWNT to White House; Megan Rapinoe: Not Going “to the f*cking White House”

High Press 10 June 26, 2019

Well, that escalated quickly.

Although it went almost exactly as we called it.

In an interview with The Hill two days ago, President Donald Trump said he did not agree with Megan Rapinoe’s national anthem protest. However, he spoke highly of the USWNT in an uncharacteristic, bordering on thoughtful take.

We speculated reasons as to why he would be so complimentary of them. The #1 reason? They’re winners.

We also closed by saying the most likely scenario moving forward would be a tweet storm by Trump walking back all of his compliments.

Trump’s USWNT Tweet Storm

So…

Rapinoe gives in interview in response to Trump saying she absolutely would not go to “the fucking White House.”

Trump being Trump extends an invitation to the White House. Then, well…

Trump’s tiny hands pounded out a Twitter storm on the USWNT. His focus, obviously, is on their need to win. And Criminal Justice Reform. And the poverty index. Obv.

🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

There’s a lot to unpack there. Just note that telling Rapinoe she needs to win before she talks is an interesting strategy since she’s one of the most decorated winners in US soccer history.

Where this will likely go from here…

This is all so predictable. It will go one of two ways:

  • The US lose to France on Friday (or England or Germany in later rounds) and Trump rubs it in their face.
  • The USWNT win, refuse to visit the White House, and Trump makes some sort of gender degrading comments about them.

Also, 🤦‍♂️.

HPS MLS Podcast Episode 4

June 26, 2019

New episode of the HPS MLS Podcast is live!

Joining Harrison Hamm today is Dummy Run.Topics include the USMNT’s win over Trinidad, a balance between the present and the future, changes to Gregg Berhalter’s so-called System, and overreactions to preceding friendlies.

  • Our confidence in the US’s ability to win the Gold Cup, and whether that means anything (4:00)
  • Changes to Berhalter’s system (10:50)
  • Christian Pulisic’s role (27:00)
Listen to “The HPS MLS Pod Episode 4” on Spreaker.
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