Ocasio-Cortez invites the US women’s soccer team to the House of Representatives – Gabriela Resto-MonteroJun 29, 2019, 2:57pm EDT


Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley invited Megan Rapinoe and the team to celebrate.

Megan Rapinoe of the US women’s soccer team in the 2019 World Cup quarterfinals.
Megan Rapinoe of the US women’s soccer team in the 2019 World Cup quarterfinals.
Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images

Megan Rapinoe, the captain of the US Soccer Women’s National Team, has said she would not attend a White House celebration in the team’s honor if the US wins the 2019 World Cup, as it is currently favored to do. She has, however, accepted an invitation to visit the people’s House following the tournament.

Rapinoe, who scored both her team’s goals against France in a nail-biting World Cup victory Friday, accepted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) invitation to tour the US House of Representatives following a dramatic week that saw the soccer star in President Trump’s crosshairs.

“It may not be the White House,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. “But we’d be happy to welcome [Megan Rapinoe] and the entire #USWNT for a tour of the House of Representatives anytime they’d like.”Megan Rapinoe scores twice to lead the USWNT over France 2-1 ⚽️🇺🇸#FIFAWWC

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