Also.Also.Also: The Women’s World Cup Is Winning Hearts, Taking Over TVs

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Laneia’s taking a well-deserved break today and once again, she’s entrusted me with the keys to kingdom for another day. You know what that means, right? Lots and lots of World Cup excitement.


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⚽🏆 Saw This, Thought of You: Women’s World Cup Edition 🏆⚽

In case you missed it in the comments of Monday’s AAA, Straddler @rachelwashere was at Parc des Princes for the USWNT vs. Chile on Sunday and shared her experience. You can read her entire report here but here’s an excerpt:

First of all, I dropped by the American Outlaw’s tailgate for just long enough to paint my face, lose my favorite sweater, and join the march to the stadium. So unfortunately we didn’t really chat with anyone, but there was A LOT of PRIDE present: USWNT jerseys with rainbow numbers, Playing for Pride scarves, a Pride flag cape! Marching through the streets of Paris with so much visible queerness to a SOCCER GAME and not Pride was something truly special. Wish we could have arrived earlier and met some folks, but alas.

The atmosphere was incredible. Growing up in Oklahoma where my high school (American) football games regularly gathered 8-10,000 LOUD fans and then going to an SEC school where the stadium where you would easily expect 40,000-60,0000 fans cheering almost non-stop, I have MISSED that energy. Germany-China was fun, but relatively very quiet. Which made that article about Germany an interesting read!

But USA-Chile? Unbelievable. The Chileans kept singing their anthem after it ended and you would have thought the entire stadium was for Chile they were SO loud. And they kept cheering until the very end, well after there was no hope.

Thanks for sharing, Rachel!

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25 Comments

  1. I caught the end of England’s match and then the end of Scotland’s disintegration yesterday. What did I take from these few minutes of soccer? Lorena Benitez is the cutest baby dyke on the pitch. I hope Argentina makes it through.

    • Aww Natalie! Thanks for including my world cup comment. 😀

      After weeks of the fifa website showing that it was sold out, there were suddenly tickets available for today’s Round of 16 game online on Saturday. I definitely shouldn’t go (things to do, money to save…) but here I am in a 6h rideshare on my way to see USA-Spain! I’ll share more on Tuesday. 😀

  2. Related to FIFA’s warped priorities, at the same time the Women’s World Cup is going on, you have the Copa America playing. FIFA always clashes the Women’s World Cup with another major men’s tournament.

    Yes, I get more excited watching Argentina in the Women’s World Cup… and we’re learning, a few year ago you couldn’t see this happening in my country, men watching women play fútbol.

  3. The cruise article has a typical buzzfeed click-baity headline but it is heart-felt and thoughtful on like, a multitude of fronts (I had lesbian feelings, I had gender feelings, I had romance feelings). What a wonderful piece of writing!

    • I agree that the article was well-written (and romantic!), but it also made it very clear by way of omission that bi women aren’t welcome on the cruise and even the younger folks seemed fine with that so… thanks for the warning and I look forward to giving A-camp my money again next year.

  4. Unsolicited World Cup commentary: someone (US Soccer *ahem*) should give Jill Ellis a bonus every time #preath are on the field together because damn y’all it’s beautiful.

  5. I like Damian Lillard. He had a good rapport with Carrie Brownstein in that Portlandia episode where Carrie was searching for friends. He’s also a good baller, will be interesting to see if the movie has the charm of the first one.

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