USWNT vs. Ireland ⚽ Women’s Soccer (HD)


>>>WELCOME, EVERYONE TO THE ROSE BOWL IN PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, AS WE PREPARE FOR THE MOST ANTICIPATED FINAL. 20 YEARS AGO, IT ALL STARTED HERE.>>OUR WHOLE LIVES, SOMETHING THAT’S PURELY OURS THAT YOU CREATED. >>MISSED THE PENALTY KICK. GOAL! UNITED STATES HAS WON THE WOMEN’S WORLD CUP. >>TODAY THE UNITED STATES RETURN TO THE VENUE AFTER BEING DECLARED BACK-TO-BACK WORLD CHAMPIONS. ONCE AGAIN BECOMING A FOUNTAIN OF INSPIRATION IN RECORD-SETTING FASHION. >>IT’S SO BRILLIANT, IT’S SO TOUGH. IT’S TO BADASS. >>WITH THE TOUR COMPLETE WE WELCOME BACK THE WOMEN. >>FROM HERE ON OUT WE’LL JUST BE KNOWN AS AMERICA’S TEAM.>>AMERICA’S TEAM INDEED. FRESH OFF YET ANOTHER WORLD CUP TITLE. THE U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM HAS RETURNED STATESSIDE AS CONQUERING HEROINES. WELCOME TO ESPN’S COVERAGE OF THE U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM BROUGHT TO YOU BY VOLKSWAGEN. WE ARE LIVE AT THE HISTORIC ROSE BOWL IN PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, WHERE THE U.S. WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM WON A TITLE. TODAY IRELAND — TO LAUNCH A VICTORY TOUR WITH THE FOURTH WORLD CUP. WE HAVE THAT EVIDENCE RIGHT IN FRONT OF US, THE FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD TROPHY, A THING OF BEAUTY AND A THING WELL EARNED. ALONG GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US HERE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. WE HAVE WHAT THE 2019 WOMEN’S TEAM ACCOMPLISHED. WE ARE A FEW FEET AWAY FROM THE FIELD WITH THE 99ers STARTED THIS THING. 308,000 PEOPLE HERE. WHAT ARE YOU FEEL SOMETHING. >>I ACTUALLY HAVE NEVER CALLED A GAME FROM HERE. I WALKED INTO THE BROADCAST BOOTH WITH THE VIEW OF THE HILLS AND THE PALM TREES AND I WAS LIKE, OH, MY, GOD, THIS IS IT. IT’S NOT MY FIRST TIME BACK OF COURSE BUT IT’S BROADCASTING. IT’S BEEN FUN. >>I DIDN’T REMEMBER THIS WAS SITUATED AMONGST THE HILLS. I WAS SO NERVOUS ALL I COULD DO WAS PUT ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER. THERE WAS A DEAFENING NOISE AFTER THE PASS AND I COULD HEAR MY HEART. THEN WHEN WEEN WHO, I COULDN’T HEAR ANYTHING. IT WAS BY PAR ONE OF THE GREATEST MOMENTS OF MY LIFE. >>YOU WERE DOMINANT IN THAT ONE, BUT NOT AS DOMINANCE AS THE 2019 TEAM, WHAT THEY JUST DID IN FRANCE, THE FIRST TEAM TURNOVER WIN BACK-TO-BACK. THEY BEAT A WHO’S WHO OF CONSISTENT OR EMERGING EUROPEAN POWERS ALONG THE WAY. IF YOU WANT FIRE POWER, BOY, THEY HAD IT. 26 GOALS. THAT’S THE HOST EVER SCORED AT A WOMEN’S WORLD CUP. HALF THE GOALS CAME AGAINST THAILAND. MOST IMPRESSIVELY THEY DID IT AS A TRUE TEAM. NINE DIFFERENT PLAYERS SCORED IN FRANCE. KATE, SO MUCH WAS SAID ABOUT THE TEAM BEFORE THE TOURNAMENT. SO MUCH MORE WAS SAID ABOUT IT DURING THE TOURNAMENT. NOW THAT IT’S ALL IN THE REAR-VIEW MIRROR WHAT’S SAID ABOUT IT?>>SO MANY CHANGES, SO MANY PLAYERS GETTING TAPPED, SO MANY PLAYERS IN THE STARTING LINEUP. WITH A BOND, WITH A CHEMISTRY. ONCE THEY GOT THERE, THEY BECAME A TEAM. THEY DECIDED TO LEAVE EVERYTHING OUT ON THE FIELD, PLAY FOR EACH OTHER, AND BUY IN, MAYBE MAKING PERSONAL SACRIFICES.>>JULIE, BEST TEAM OUT?>>I THINK IT. IS LET’S PUT THAT IN CONTEXT. THERE HAVE BEEN EIGHT WOMEN’S WORLD CUPS. THE U.S. HAS PLAYED IN FIVE OF THEM. THEY HAVE WON FOUR OF THEM. SO THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF GOOD U.S. TEAMS A WE KNOW, BUT THIS ONE WAS EMPHATIC. IT FELT DOMINANT ON THE FIELD, OFF THE FIELD. EVERY TIME YOU WOULD SAY, DEFENDING CHANCE. WE ARE DEFENDING NOTHING. WE ARE ATTACKING! THEY DID JUST THAT. TOOK THEM AT THE MOST, 12 MENS TO SCORE EVERY GAME UNTIL THE FINAL. THIS WAS A TEAM THAT WAS HUNGRY, AND THAT’S HARD TO DO AS DEFENDING CHAMPIONS.>>OF COURSE, A BIG PART OF THIS TEAM’S JOURNEY IS THEIR MANAGER. JILL ELLIS. BREAKING NEWS AROUND HER THIS WEEK. ANNOUNCING SHE WOULD BE STEPPING DOWN IN OCTOBER AFTER THE VICTORY TOUR. HER RESUME SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. FIVE YEARS IN CHARGE. THE ONLY COACH TO WIN TWO WOMEN’S WORLD TITLES. THROUGH SEE THREE WINS SHY OF THE TONY DICICCO ALL-TIME. NOW THAT HER TENURE IS OVER EFFECTIVELY, WHAT IS HER LEGACY?>>I THINK HER LEGACY IS HOW IMPORTANT IS THE JOURNEY? THIS IS A COACH THAT WON TWO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH TWO DIFFERENT ROSTERS, TWO DIFFERENT STYLES OF PLAY, 30 PLAYERS. 70 PLAYERS IN THAT ENTIRE. NOT ONLY THAT, SHE TOOK REALLY BIG RISKS, RIGHT?>>JULIE?>>YEAH, I’LL SECOND THAT LAST BIT. THAT TAKES A LOT OF COURAGE. EVEN THOUGH WE ARE TALKING 2017, 2018, WHERE THERE’S NOT A MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP, SHE WAS REJIGGERING, EXPERIMENTING BECAUSE THEY KNEW SHE HAD TO BRING IN PLAYERS WITH MORE CREATIVITY LIKE ROSE LAVELLE, I THINK THAT WILL BE PART OF HER LEGACY. THAT’S THE ONE THING SHE TALKED ABOUT THE WHOLE TIME. WE ARE CARING ABOUT RESULTS. WHAT ARE WE DOING? YOU HAVE TO EXPERIMENT AND TRY, AND SHE WAS GREAT ENOUGH TO DO THAT. >>PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW WHO THE JILL ELLIS REPLACEMENT WILL BE. FIRST THINGS FIRST THERE’S TRICKY TIMING INVOLVED. >>I THINK THAT’S IMPORTANT THE NAMING OF THE NEXT COACH. BUT IT DOES COME DOWN TO TIMING. THOEF START IN LATE JULY, EARLY AUGUST. THAT COACH WHO END UP COME INNING IS GOING TO HAVE LIMITED TIME WITH THIS ROSTER. >>I’M GOING ADD TO THAT AGAIN. BECAUSE WITH THAT LIMITED TIME — I’M GOING POSE SOMETHING THAT’S INTERESTING. COULD YOU ALMOST DO A SHORT-TERM SOLUTION WITH A COACH THAT’S VERY FAMILIAR WITH THIS TEAM? FOR EXAMPLE, THE ASSISTANT COACH WHO WE HAVE SEEN ON THE SIDELINE, VERY HANDS ON, CONSTANTLY MAKING TACTICAL ADJUSTMENTS. COULD YOU HIRE HIM SHORT-TERM SO YOU STAY CONSISTENT? THEN YOU LOOK FOR A NEW VOICE GOING INTO THE NEXT CYCLE FOR THE WORLD CUP. PLENTY OF MANAGERS AND COACHES I THINK THAT WOULD WANT TO TAKE OVER THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD.>>IT’S A QUESTION FOR THE INCOMING GENERAL MANAGER OF THE WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM HOPES TO FILL SOON. THIS WEEK IT WAS AWARDED BY STEPHEN GOFF THAT YOU ARE A CANDIDATE FOR THAT POSITION. JUST TO BE DIRECT, WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED?>>WHO WOULDN’T BE INTERESTED. I WOULD LOVE TO BE A PART OF THAT. >>KATE, I GOT MY LIST IN RIGHT HERE. I’M STARTING IT.>>OH, GOD.>>LOOK, A QUESTION FOR THE — WE ARE REALLY HERE TO CELEBRATE THE NOT TOO DISTANT PAST. WHEN WE RETURN, A LOOK AT WHAT THIS TEAM HAS BEEN UP TO SINCE WINNING THE WORLD CUP AGAINST THE NETHERLANDS JUST THREE SHORT WEEKS AGO. TO CALL IT A WHIRLWIND WOULD BE A MASSIVE UNDERSTATEMENT. ALL THAT AND MORE WHEN WE RETURN TO THE U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL VICTORY TOUR AT THE ROSE BOWL.>>>THE U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ARE WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS AND THE FIRST OF THEIR FIVE-MATCH VICTORY TOUR ABOUT THE KICK OFF AGAINST THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND. WELCOME BACK TO PASADENA, CALIFORNIA. THE ROSE BOWL ALONG SIDE KATE MARKGRAF I’M SEBASTIAN SALAZAR. JULIE FOUDY ABANDONED US. SHE’S UP IN THE BROADCAST BOOTH. SHE’LL BE JOINING US WITH ADRIAN HEALEY FOR THE CALL OF THE MATCH. THIS TEAM ENJOYED THEMSELVES IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS. IT’S A CIRCUIT YOU DID. >>IF YOU’RE NOT USED TO IT YOU HAVE TO JUMP ON IT. WE WON, THE NEXT MORNING WE HAD TO BE AT DISNEYLAND. WENT TO U.S., DID ALL THE TALK SHOWS. WENT TO D.C., THE PRESIDENT. THEN AIR FORCE TWO. >>THAT’S WHAT IT WAS LIKE IN ’99. TO GET A SENSE OF WHAT IT WAS LIKE IN 2019 WE JUST SPOKE WITH ALEX MORGAN AND HERE’S A SENSE OF WHAT IT INVOLVED. TAKER TAPE PARADE IN NEW YORK CITY. HERE THEY ARE ON “GOOD MORNING AMERICA”. OF COURSE MEGAN RAPINOE JOINING ANDERSON COOPER ON CNN.>>OBVIOUSLY IT FEELS LIKE IT’S BEEN THREE MONTHS BUT IT’S ONLY REALLY BEEN THREE OR FOUR WEEKS. SO ONE OF THE COOLEST THINGS TO BE ABLE TO BE A PART OF IS THE TICKER TAPE PARADE IN NEW YORK. GOING TO THE ESPYs, ARRIVING FASHIONABLY LATE WITH THE TEAM AND OBVIOUSLY ALL THE EXTRAVAGANT PARTIES WE WERE A PART OF. NOW WE ARE BACK WITH THE CLUB TEAM. THIS IS A NICE LITTLE CELEBRATION AND BREAKAWAY FROM THAT. >>WHAT WILL IT MEAN TODAY TO BE IN FRONT OF YOUR HOME FANS?>>TO HAVE THIS FIRST GAME AND HAVE IT BE WITHIN A MONTH OF THE WORLD CUP FINAL IS INCREDIBLE. JUST TO BE ABLE TO CELEBRATE WITH OUR FANS AT THE ROSE BOWL, A GAME WHERE NONE OF US ON THIS CURRENT TEAM EVER PLAYED IN IS QUITE SPECIAL FOR US. >>EXTRAVAGANT PARTIES. ONE OF THOSE OF COURSE ALEX MENTIONED WAS AT THE ESPYs WHERE THE TEAM TOOK HOME THE BEST TEAM HONOR. GAVE ALEX A LITTLE BIT OF AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE SOME FUN. WE TAKE OUR ESPYs VERY SERIOUSLY.>>SORRY, BUT THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND BEST TROPHY WE WON THIS WEEK.>>UNDERSTANDABLE. >>BEST LINE EVER. DROP THE MIC AND WALK AWAY. YOU CANNOT TOP THAT ANSWER. >>REAL QUICK, ALEX MORGAN, HER LIFE IS NOT GOING CHANGE, BUT WINNING THE WORLD CUP DID CHANGE YOUR LIFE, DIDN’T IT?>>IT DID. GIVE US THE CONFIDENCE AND CREDIBILITY. THANK YOU TO YOUR PARENTS FOR ALL THE HOLIDAYS YOU MISSED, ALL THE TIME AND MONEY PUT IN. IT’S A SHARED MEDAL. MORE IMPORTANTLY, MY FRIEND THOUGHT I WAS CRAZY FOR NOT GETTING AND A JOB AND INSTEAD PLAYING SOCCER. >>WE ARE CELEBRATING 2015, WE ARE CELEBRATING 199. WE ARE CELEBRATING 1991. IT WAS AFTER THE 1999 TOURNAMENT YOU GUYS FIRST ENJOYED A VICTORY TOUR. WHAT WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE LIKE?>>WE GOT TO SHARE THE WORLD CUP EXPERIENCE WITH EVERYONE ACROSS THE COUNTRY. ONLY A COUPLE OF CITIES GOT THIS WHERE WE WERE ABLE TO PLAY THE GAMES, SIGN AUTOGRAPHS AND MORE IMPORTANTLY GROW THE GAME. YOU CAN GROW THE GAME WHEN IT’S APPROACHABLE AND IT’S APPROACHABLE WHEN YOU CAN SEE IT FIRSTHAND. >>ARE YOU SURPRISED 20 YEARS LATER WE ARE DOING THIS VICTORY TOUR?>>I’M NOT SURPRISED FOR THAT VERY REASON. WHEN YOU SEE MAGIC HAPPEN ON THE SFEELD. FIELD, WHEN YOU SEE THE BEST OF THE BEST YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF IT. >>THERE’S MIA HAMM GETTING COMFORTABLE WITH THE CAMERA. WE ARE HOPING SHE’LL JOIN US, ACTUALLY. IT’S A GREAT TURNOUT HERE TODAY. OVER 35,000. IT IS A HOMECOMING WORTHY OF THIS TEAM, I THINK. >>NOT ONLY THAT. WHEN YOU WALK IN, THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST MAJESTIC STADIUMS YOU CAN PLAY IN. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US HAS A FAVORITE STADIUM. THIS IS ALWAYS IN OUR TOP FIVE. >>I WONDER WHAT THE YOUNG FANS WATCHING THIS ARE THINKING RIGHT NOW. YOU HAD A CHANCE TO BE SOMEBODY’S ICON. NOW THIS 2019 TEAM IS GOING TO BE ALL THE YOUNG GIRLS AND BOYS IN THIS AUDIENCE’S. >>MY DAUGHTER LOOKS UP TO ONE OF THESE PLAYERS. SHE DOESN’T PLAY SOCCER BUT SHE’S LIKE, THIS IS AMAZING. BOYS AND GIRLS HAVE AN ICON AND THAT INSPIRATION FUELS IT FOR THE NEXT GENERATION. >>WE ARE ABOUT TO GET A HISTORY LESSON IN WHAT IS THE U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM. FOR MORE, LET’S SEND IT TO TODAY’S PUBLIC ADDRESS ANNOUNCER. ♪♪ ♪ HERE WE COME ♪ ♪ HERE WE COME ♪ ♪ HERE WE COME ♪ ♪ WHEN A HEAR HERE WE COME WE’LL BE SAYING HERE WE COME ♪ ♪ YES HERE WE COME ♪ ♪ YES HERE WE COME ♪ ♪ HERE WE COME ♪ ♪ HERE WE COME ♪ ♪ WHEN YOU HEAR WE COME ♪ ♪ WHEN YOU HEAR WE COME ♪ ♪ HERE WE COME ♪ ♪ YEAH, HERE WE COME ♪ ♪ HEY, HERE WE COME ♪ ♪ UH HERE WE COME ♪ ♪ HERE WE COME ♪ ♪ YES, HERE WE COME ♪ ♪ HEY, HERE WE COME ♪ ♪ HEY, HERE WE COME ♪ ♪ HERE WE COME ♪>>>LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE RISE AND REMOVE YOUR HATS FOR THE PLAYING OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM OF THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND. ♪♪ ♪♪>>>LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE REMAIN STANDING AND WELCOME NATIONAL RECORDING ARTIST AND RENOWNED SINGER/SONG WRITER JULES AURORA TO SING TONIGHT’S STAR STRANGLED BANNER. ♪ O SAY, CAN YOU SEE BY THE DAWN’S EARLY LIGHT ♪ ♪ WHAT SO PROUDLY WE HAILED AT THE TWILIGHT’S LAST GLEAMING? ♪ ♪ WHOSE BROAD STRIPES AND BRIGHT STARS THROUGH THE PERILOUS FIGHT ♪ ♪ O’ER THE RAMPARTS WE WATCHED WERE SO GALLANTLY STREAMING? ♪ ♪ AND THE ROCKETS’ RED GLARE THE BOMBS BURSTING IN AIR ♪ ♪ GAVE PROOF THROUGH THE NIGHT THAT OUR FLAG WAS STILL THERE ♪ ♪ OH, SAY, DOES THAT STAR-SPANGLED BANNER YET WAVE ♪ ♪ O’ER THE LAND OF THE FREE ♪ ♪ AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE? ♪♪>>FOUR-TIME WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS. THEIR VICTORY TOUR STARTS NEXT. THE UNITED STATES VERSUS IRELAND WHEN WE RETURN TO THE ROSE BOWL. >>>WELCOME BACK, EVERYONE TO ESPN’S COVERAGE OF U.S. SOCCER. IT’S BROUGHT TO YOU BY VOLKSWAGEN. COMING TO YOU FROM THE ROSE BOWL. NEVER THE EASIEST ASSIGNMENT, BUT THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND TEAM HOPE TO JOIN THE RISING TIDE OF URINATIONS BECOMING FORCES TO BE RECKONED WITH. THIS SQUAD IS A SEASONED MIXTURE OF PROS PLAYING AROUND EUROPE, IRELAND AND COLLEGIATELY HERE IN THE U.S. THE BIG STORY FOR THE U.S., THE WORLD CUP AND WHAT HAS FOLLOWED. AFTER THE CORONATION COMES THE CELEBRATION. BEFORE WE GET TO THAT, THOUGH, A SOMBER MOMENT. WE’LL SEND YOU DOWN TO THE P.A. ANNOUNCER ON THE FIELD, MEGAN ALEXANDER. >>>LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE JOIN US FOR A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE TRAGEDY TODAY IN EL PASO, TEXAS. THANK YOU.>>>A MOMENT OF SOMBER ACTION TO GET US GOING BEFORE IT GETS STARTED. THE U.S. AGAINST THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, FOUR WEEKS ON FROM FRANCE AND A START IN THE U.S. JOURNEY, A FIVE-STATE VICTORY TOUR FOR THE WOMEN WHO CAPTURED THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF A NATION. HOW APPROPRIATE IT IS HERE AT THE ROSE BOWL. THAT WE GET THINGS STARTED. ADRIAN HEALEY WITH JULIE FOUDY ALONGSIDE JULIE 20 YEARS ON, IF YOU CAN BELIEVE IT. WONDERFUL DAY. >>Julie: IT’S SO STRANGE TO BE HERE. I’VE NEVER CALLED A GAME FROM HERE. WALK IN AND — >>Adrian: CELEBRITIES HERE TONIGHT. KOBE BRYANT SPOTTED WALKING IN. EVERYONE WANTS A PIECE OF THIS TEAM. THE SAME WAY YOU GUYS DID 20 YEARS AGO. PERFECT SETTING.>>Julie: I WAS TALKING TO ALEX MORGAN EARLIER AND SHE SAID, WE NEVER PLAYED AT THE ROSE BOWL. I WAS SO EXCITED FOR HER. >>Adrian: YEP. A COUPLE OF PLAYERS HERE HAVE DONE THAT TONIGHT. IT’S THE FIRST TIME IN 17 YEARS THE U.S. NATIONAL WOMEN’S TEAM HAS BEEN HERE AT THE ROSE BOWL. SHE’S GOING OUT ON TOP, ISN’T SHE? JILL ELLIS, THE FIRST TO WIN TWO WOMEN’S WORLD CUPS HAS JOINED A VERY EXCLUSIVE CLUB. ONLY TWO MEN OR WOMEN HAVE.>>Julie: 1934ISH. YEAH.>>Adrian: QUITE THE REMARKABLE FIVE AND A HALF YEARS IN CHARGE FOR ELLIS, WHICH WILL END WITH THESE FIVE GAMES. A CHANCE TO GO OUT IN THE WINNINGEST ALL-TIME COACH AS WELL. >>Julie: AND WHAT A RUN SHE HAD, TO COME IN AS DEFENDING CHAMPIONS, AS YOU JUST SAID, SO HARD TO WIN IT BACK-TO-BACK. GERMANY HAVING BEEN THE ONLY COUNTRY TO DO THAT ON THE WOMEN’S SIDE. AND FOR THEM TO DO IT IN THE EMPHATIC FASHION THEY DID, JUST POUNDING THROUGH TEAMS, STARTING STRONG, AND THEN BEATING FIVE EUROPEAN TEAMS TO ACTUALLY WIN THAT BACK-TO-BACK TITLE — LOOK AT THAT RUN. SWEDEN, SPAIN. >>Adrian: THAT WAS A NAIL BITER. >>Julie: FRANCE AFTER THAT, ENGLAND AFTER THAT, AND THEN ON TO THE FINAL.>>Adrian: AN UNSHAKABLE CONFIDENCE, BUT A SENSE THEY WERE REALLY OUT THERE TO ENJOY THEMSELVES. >>Julie: ABSOLUTELY.>>Adrian: CARLI LLOYD HERE TO MAKE AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT. THIRD ALL-TIME. >>Julie: SOMETHING WE KNOW LINDSEY HORAN CAN DO QUITE WELL, FIND THE HOLES IN THE BOX.>>Adrian: THE CORNER. PUNCHED AWAY. FAIRLY BUSY NIGHT. RANKED 33 IN THE WORLD IN FIFA.>>Julie: WE HAVE TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE FACT THAT YOU COME INTO THESE GAMES FOR A VICTORY TOUR AND THEY’RE NOT YOUR TYPICAL GAME, OF COURSE. ALL-STAR GAME FOR THAT LEVEL. YOU WANT TO WIN THESE. BUT HAVE FUN, ENJOY IT. I MEAN, IT’S NOT THE STRESS THAW GET EVEN FOR A NORMAL GAME. BUT FOR IRELAND, ON THE OTHER HAND, THEY’VE GOT THEIR FIRST U.S. QUALIFIER IN ONE MONTH, EXACTLY ONE MONTH, AND THEY DON’T GET A LOT OF GAMES, ESPECIALLY GAMES AGAINST TOP TEAMS. ESPECIALLY GAMES AGAINST THE NUMBER ONE TEAM IN THE WORLD, SO THIS IS A HUGE EVENT FOR THEM. >>Adrian: YEAH. TAKE IT VERY SERIOUSLY. TRAINED MONDAY AT THE FACILITY. A LITTLE TOO STRONG. THE U.S. COACHING FUTURE, THEY JUST LOST THEIR HEAD COACH. TOM O’CONNOR, HIS FIRST GAME AT INTERIM HEAD COACH. >>Julie: HOW ABOUT THAT? TO CRYSTAL DUNN.>>Julie: TALKING TO ALEX YESTERDAY, TOO, ABOUT THE STRATEGY BEHIND IT. SHE SAID WE ARE JUST TRYING TO SHOW. ESPECIALLY BECAUSE YOU HAVE SOME MIDWEEK NWSL GAMES THAT THEY’RE VERY COGNIZANT OF. >>Adrian: CRYSTAL DUNN HAS WEAVED HER WAY THROUGH. AT THE END OF THE ATTACK, JULIE ERTZ. WELL TIMED HEADER. DIDN’T QUITE GET THE PLACEMENT RIGHT.>>Julie: SO GOOD AT JUST SHAKING A LITTLE BIT OF SPACE. THIS WAS CRYSTAL DUNN EARLIER, WORKING THROUGH THREE, FOUR, FINDING A SEAM, AND THEN HERE’S THE CHANCE. CARLI HAS SUCH A GOOD SENSE. SHE TAKES THE DEFENDER AWAY AND TAKES A LITTLE GAP IN FRONT OF THOSE. SO GOOD AT THAT MOVE INTO THE BOX.>>Julie: PLAYS ON WEDNESDAY.>>Adrian: ANOTHER YEAR UPCOMING. NEAR POST. JUST WIDE. JULIE, LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT OUR CONTINENTAL TIRE ANALYST CORNER.>>Julie: YOU SAID THIS EARLIER AND I COULDN’T AGREE MORE. I THINK SO MUCH OF THE SUCCESS IN FRANCE HAD TO DO WITH THOSE TWO THINGS RIGHT THERE — CHEMISTRY AND COHESION AND JUST A JOY THAT I HADN’T SEEN IN THIS GROUP THAT REMINDED ME OF THE ’99 GROUP. HAVING WATCHED THEM IN FRANCE, TRAINING, EVERYWHERE YOU WENT THEY WERE LAUGHING AND READY TO GO. I THINK IT’S SO HARD TO SEE THE — AND IT WAS WONDERFUL TO SEE.>>Adrian: BALL IS STOPPED. A LITTLE FIRE STARTS. ALL GOALS SCORED FIRST 12 MINUTES OF GAMES. >>Julie: WHEN YOU’RE COMING IN AS THE DEFENDING WORLD CUP CHAMPION. LIKE, WE WERE DEFENDING NOTHING, WE ARE ATTACKING. OKAY, I GET IT. BUT THEY DEFINITELY HAVE THAT MIND SET. I CAN SEE IT FROM THE FIRST MOMENT THE WHISTLE IS BLOWN.>>Adrian: KELLEY O’HARA. KATIE McCABE. YESTERDAY SHE CAME TO WATCH WITH HER FUTURE HUSBAND ZACK, A GAME HERE FOR STANFORD. >>Julie: I HAVE SEEN SOME OF THOSE.>>Adrian: 2000 WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS. >>I WAS CONVINCED THE LAST TEAM WAS THE ’99 FINALS. THEN IT WAS LIKE, NO, THERE’S TWO MORE GAMES. >>Adrian: MEXICO AND CANADA HERE IN 2002.>>Julie: HEY, IT’S A BEAUTIFUL THING.>>Adrian: SHE’S GOING TO HUNT DOWN THE LOOSE BALL. WITH STRENGTH OF THE IRISH TEAM DEFENSIVELY — >>Julie: YEAH, THAT’S WHERE ALL THE VETERAN CORE REALLY IS. SEASONED PROS FROM ALL AROUND EUROPE. YOUNG UP AND COING TALENT AS WELL. MAYBE PUT AWAY. ON THE END OF THAT BOBBLED THE BALL AND COULDN’T KEEP IT DOWN. >>Julie: NOTE AGAIN IT’S CARLI LLOYD WHO SEEMS TO HAVE A SIXTH SENSE FOR THAT. TRYING TO GO TO HER ON THE BACKSIDE. SHE JUST CATCHES AND DOESN’T QUITE HIT IT PROPERLY.>>Adrian: WHERE SHE STANDS IN ALL-TIME RANKS. TEN WOMEN’S CUP DRAWS AS WELL. THE MOST OF A PLAYER IN U.S. HISTORY. COMING UP WITH THE GOALS IN THE BIG GAMES, CARLI LLOYD. OLYMPIC FINALS, WORLD CUP FINAL 2015. CRYSTAL DUNN. ANTICIPATED EARLY SIEGE IN THE IRISH PENALTY AREA. TRULY UNDER WAY. SHOT. MASSIVE DEFLECTION ULTIMATELY RESULTS IN ANOTHER CORNER. ERTZ HAD GOALS IN SWEDEN. BIG ASSIST IN THE SEMIFINALS. FAHEY WAS OFF BALANCE! STAYING BUSY. ANOTHER CORNER.>>Julie: LEFT BACK FOR THE UNITED STATES ALWAYS GETTING IN ON THE OFFENSIVE FUN. BUT ESPECIALLY IN THE VICTORY TOUR GAME.>>Adrian: CORNER FINDS ITS WAY THROUGH TO LLOYD. NO, IT WON’T.>>Adrian: IS THIS THE MOMENT? IT IS! TOBIN HEATH! GETS THE PARTY STARTED IN PASADENA. 15 MINUTES.>>Julie: YEAH. NOT FOR LACK OF — THAT’S FOR SURE. THIS COUNTERATTACK BY IRELAND, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON’T PUNISH THE UNITED STATES. STEPPING ON THAT ONE, FINDING THAT. WHAT A NICE BALL IN TO TOBIN HEATH, JUST WORKING BY CHRISTEN PRESS, JUST WORKING THAT BACKSIDE. CUT. UNABLE TO STAY WITH HER. THAT ONE BECOME AS EASY FINISH FOR TOBIN HEATH. BUT A GREAT BALL IN BY CHRISTEN PRESS.>>Adrian: DELICIOUSLY SERVED. TOBIN HEATH, GOAL NUMBER 31 OF HER U.S. CAREER. THINK OF HEATH AS A VETERAN, THAT’S WHAT SHE NOW IS. THREE WORLD CUPS WITH ELLIS. THE U.S. OFF AND RUNNING. CRYSTAL DUNN. SWEEPING IN THAT BALL. THE SHOT ON THE TURN. IS IT SAMANTHA MEWIS. SAM MEWIS. >>Julie: WHAT A TOURNAMENT SHE HAD. WHEN YOU REALLY WERE LOOKING AT GOING INTO THAT WORLD CUP, YOU HAD FOUR REALLY GOOD OPTIONS FOR THOSE THREE IN THE MIDDLE — ROSE LAVELLE, OF COURSE, SAM MEWIS, AND JULIE ERTZ. IT WAS A CONSTANT DEBATE OF WHO DO YOU GO WITH? I THINK JILL ELLIS GOT IT RIGHT. AS MUCH AS YOU LOVE THE CREATIVITY IN LINDSEY HORAN, AND WHAT SHE CAN BRING THE A GAME AND HER ABILITY TO BRING PRESSURE, SAM MEWIS, BOX TO BOX, GOOD DEFENSIVELY, GREAT OFFENSIVELY. SUCH A GOOD ENGINE. ALL THE LITTLE DECISIONS THAT JILL ELLIS HAD TO MAKE, SHE GOT RIGHT.>>Adrian: YEP.>>Julie: COMING IN TO THE WORLD CUP ABOUT LOSING ’17, LOSING SOME MORE IN ’18, SHE ALWAYS HAD SUCH A CONVICTION OF — SHE USED TO SAY TO ME, WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU’RE WORRIED ABOUT LOSE INNING 2018? WE SHOULD HAVE TO COURAGE TO EXPERIMENT. GOOD FOR HER FOR HAVING THAT AND FOR U.S. SOCCER GIVING HER THAT LEASH A LITTLE BIT.>>Adrian: OOH. GOT A PIECE OF THAT. LINDSEY HORAN. COVERAGE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY VOLKSWAGEN. DRIVE SOMETHING BIGGER THAN YOURSELF. AND INDEED, THE WORLD’S NUMBER ONE JOB SITE.>>Julie: YOU GO OUT WITH BACK-TO-BACK TITLES. YOU HAVE TO BE SMART.>>Adrian: THE TIMING WAS JUST RIGHT. WINNING OLYMPIC GAMES HAS ALWAYS BEEN SO HARD TO DO. CRYSTAL DUNN. CHISELLED AWAY ON THE FAR SIDE. JILL ELLIS — EXPERIENCED THREE OF THEM. >>Julie: THAT’S THE THING, AGAIN. SHE’S BEEN AROUND SINCE 2008. I MEAN, THAT’S — THAT GOES WAY BACK. SO THE TIME ON THE ROAD AWAY FROM THE FAMILY — YOU GET IT. YOU GET IT. IT MAKES SENSE. >>Adrian: YEAH. A LOT OF CONJECTURE ABOUT HER AND U.S. WOMEN AT THE END OF THE DAY. PUBLICLY, AT LEAST. GIVEN THE MATTER MUCH THOUGHT. SPENDING TIME WITH HER FAMILY IS — ERTZ TO THE BYLINE. SCOTT. FROM THE ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE IT IS HARD TO GO OUT AT THE TOP, ISN’T SNIT COACHING POSITION. IT’S NOT YOUR DECISION. FIRST POINT INTO THE U.S. PENALTY AREA. MADE THE MOST OF IT. TALK ABOUT GOING OUT ON TOP, THAT’S THE COMPANY. >>Julie: LOOK AT THAT GROUP. >>Adrian: BILL WALSH, RED AUERBACH. TONY LARUSSA. >>Adrian: SOCCER TERMS, MEN’S SIDE, YOU MIGHT ADD PEP GUARDIOLA TO THAT LIST. HOURIHAN HAVING TO COME OUT. THERE’S GOING TO BE A LOT OF CHATTER, JULIE. ANNOUNCEMENT MADE AS TO WHO WILL SUCCEED. >>Julie: WHY NOT PEP GUARDIOLA. THERE YOU GO, YOU JUST SAID IT.>>Adrian: WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? SERIOUSLY. MAYBE NOT PEP. IS THERE ANY REASON WHY THE U.S. SHOULDN’T BE LOOKING IN THAT SORT OF DIRECTION?>>Julie: I FIND IT INTERESTING THAT PEOPLE SAY, GET A COLLEGE FIXTURE TO WALK AWAY FROM THE GAME. I GET THAT. THERE’S A LOT OF STABILITY. BUT I DON’T THINK — IT’S THE NUMBER ONE TEAM IN THE WORLD. THAT’S A COACH’S DREAM. TO DO WHAT JILL JUST DID. SO I DO THINK — SYSTEM, AND I DO THINK YOU SHOULDN’T SETTLE.>>Adrian: CRYSTAL DUNN. CHRISTEN PRESS. TO JULIE ERTZ. IN 2015 SHE WAS A ROOKIE. INTERESTINGLY, THE DIFFERENCE WAS 2015, HAVING NOTHING TO LOSE. THE NEAR POST, IT’S CHRISTEN PRESS. HOURIHAN WITH THE INITIAL SAVE. >>Adrian: CHRISTEN HAVING FLASHBACKS. GOALKEEPERS MAKING GOOD SAVES. GOOD RUN TO GET ON THE GOALSIDE OF HER DEFENDER. JUST THAT LITTLE BURST GETS YOU THAT WINDOW.>>Adrian: WORLD CUP GOAL WAS A MASSIVE GOAL, WASN’T IT? AND A HEADER, WHICH IS QUITE UNUSUAL FOR HER. SHE NEEDS ONE MORE, BY THE WAY, JULIE. >>Julie: THAT WAS A GAME, REMEMBER, WHERE MEGAN RAPINOE WASN’T ABLE TO START. CHRISTEN PRESS COMES IN OFF THE BENCH. WE TALKED ABOUT THE DEPTH OF THAT TEAM, AND THERE IT WAS IN ACTION. FOR EXAMPLE, ALI KRIEGER ABLE TO STEP IN. >>Adrian: JUST ONE MORE TONIGHT TO JOIN THE 50-GOAL CLUB. U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM VICTORY TOUR WILL CONTINUE ON SEPTEMBER 3rd RIGHT HERE ON ESPN2 AND THE ESPN APP. IT WILL BE IN MINNESOTA TO SEE THEM TAKE ON PORTUGAL, THE FABULOUS. CHECK OUT ESPNFC AND ESPN PLUS EVERY DAY. OBVIOUSLY MEGAN RAPINOE.>>Julie: SUCH A FUN — BUT THINKING LONG-TERM AND WITH THEM WANTING THEM BACK. MEGAN RAPINOE — TALKED TO BOTH OF THEM YESTERDAY. MEGAN RAPINOE SAYS SHE STILL HAS A LINGERING ANKLE, ACHILLES ISSUE FROM THE WORLD CUP AND ALEX HAS A BONE BRUISE ON HER KNEE THAT’S TAKING LONGER TO HEAL THAN SHE HOPED.>>Adrian: TRAGEDY COMES WITH THE NWSL SCHEDULE. ERTZ.>>Julie: PUGH WAS A LATE CHANGE. SHE HAD A TINGE FEELING. SO PLAYING IT SAFE. YOU JUST HAVE TO IMAGINE THE PLAYERS AND BEYOND WHAT — THE EMOTION OF WHAT YOU GO THROUGH WITH THE MEDIA, IT’S SO MUCH FUN, BUT IT’S SO HARD TO COME OFF OF THAT HIGH AND THEN GET READY FOR PLAYING PROFESSIONALLY AND TRAVELING AND — THE REMAINDER OF THAT SCHEDULE AS WELL.>>Adrian: THE MENTAL SIDE TO THE WORLD CUP.>>Julie: ALL THE TIME. THAT’S THE BEAUTY OF THE WORLD CUP, IS NOW SHE HAS THAT INFORMATION AND NOW SHE CAN SHARE. SAM MEWIS, LINDSEY HORAN, ROSE LAVELLE, ABBY DAHLKEMPER.>>Adrian: SEE IF SHE CAN GET THERE. A CHANCE FOR KATIE McCABE, AROUND THE BACK. PREPARED TO TAKE THEM DOWN. BACK IN APRIL, TWO UNDEFEATED AGAINST ITALY. BREAKOUT THEMSELVES. AGAINST WALES. YOU MENTIONED, JULIE, THE GAMES COMING UP IN JUST A MONTH’S TIME. THE QUALIFICATION OF EURO 2021. LOOK DOWN THERE. THE SUNSETTING. PASADENA, GLORIOUS CITY IT IS. THE AFTER GLOW OF THE WORLD CUP. OFFSIDE FLAG STAYS DOWN. AND LINDSEY HORAN HAS A GOAL.>>Julie: AS LONG AS WE DON’T SEE THAT EMOTION AT THE BOX, I’M HAPPY. I HAD ENOUGH OF THAT FOR THE SUMMER. DOING HER THING, COLLECTING ONE, TWO. AND THEN MAKING IT ONE FROM DEEP.>>Adrian: BEAUTIFULLY OFF THE END OF IT. PERSONAL DISAPPOINTMENT, JULIE. JILL ELLIS. ABILITY TO WITHSTAND QUESTIONS AND CRITICISMS. NUMBER 11 FOR LINDSEY HORAN.>>Julie: GOING BACK TO IRELAND, THEY FINISHED THIRD. WE KNOW HOW DIFFICULT THAT EUROPEAN GROUP IS TO GET OUT OF TO WIND UP TO GET READY FOR THE EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS. BUT THEY FINISHED THIRD IN THE EUROPEAN QUALIFIERS BEHIND THE NETHERLANDS. THEY ACTUALLY TIED THE NETHERLANDS. IRELAND FINISHED TOP OF THEIR GROUP. NETHERLANDS RIGHT UNDERNEATH THEM, AND IRELAND AT 13 POINTS.>>Adrian: JULIA IS FEELING THE PAIN. >>Julie: THEY WERE SIX POINTS OFF THE QUALIFIERS. THEY ARE SITTING IN A GROUP WHERE THEY’VE GOT GERMANY, UKRAINE, ITALY AND MONTENEGRO.>>Adrian: HERE’S ERTZ TRYING TO GET ON THE END OF HARRIET SCOTT.>>Julie: YOU USUALLY DON’T SEE ERTZ FALL DOWN LIKE THAT, ESPECIALLY ON DEFENSE.>>Adrian: NOTHING TO LOSE IN 2015 AND EVERYTHING TO LOSE IN 2019. IT WAS A BIG DIFFERENCE FOR HER, A ROOKIE FROM CANADA. BUT THEY DIDN’T PLAY WITH THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD ON THEIR SHOULDERS. THE PLANNING, THE PREPARATION FOR THIS TEAM TEAM THIS FRANCE. QUICK AT THE GOAL. OUR NEXT MLS BROADCAST IS COMING UP TOMORROW. A GOOD ONE TOO. PORTLAND TO TAKE ON MINNESOTA UNITED. 4:00 EASTERN, 3:00 CENTRAL ON ESPN, ESPN DEPORTES AND THE ESPN APP. REMEMBER, ALL YOUR SOCCER NEEDS ON ESPN PLUS. THE STEED YOE SHOW, ESPN FC EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK. WITH US TONIGHT FOR THE OPENING OF THE VICTORY TOUR FOR THE U.S. FIVE STOPS. THEY LEFT IT ALL ON THE FEEL IN LYON. LEAVING IRISH DEFENDERS IN HER WAKE! DOWN OFF THE TURF. MANAGES TO KEEP HER AWAY. >>Julie: I THINK SHE WAS THINKING IF I CAN JUST GET THIS GIRL TO BITE I COULD CATCH HER AT THE NEAR POST.>>Adrian: VERY GOOD TEAMMATES TOGETHER, CARLI LLOYD AND HER AT MANCHESTER CITY.>>Julie: WHAT A TOURNAMENT SHE HAD. WITH ALL THE FIRE COMING HER WAY GOING INTO THE TOURNAMENT ABOUT, HOW DO YOU SOLVE ISSUES WITH SOLO? IS SHE READY FOR THIS JOB? CAN SHE MAKE THE BIG SAVE? AND THEN FOR HER TO HAVE THE TOURNAMENT SHE DID — SHE HAD HER MOMENTS OF COURSE. WE SAW THE SPAIN GAME WHEN SHE PLAYED TO BECKY SAUERBRUNN AND SPAIN SCORED. BUT SHE ALSO SAVED THE PENALTY KICK. YEAH, MADE ANOTHER BIG SAVE AGAINST ENGLAND TO KEEP THEM IN THAT GAME. SOLID AGAINST FRANCE. SHE ANSWERED EVERY BELL. SHE SAVE THAT HAD PENALTY KICK, THE ENTIRE BACK LINE OF HER TEAMMATES, YOU COULD SEE THE JOY SHE HAD IN HAVING THAT SUCCESS AND SHE WAS LIKE, KEEP GOING. I APPRECIATE IT, BUT GO. JILL ELLIS, EVERY TIME YOU SAID, YOU KNOW — CRYSTAL DUNN. IN THE SHADOW OF HOPE SOLO. DEEP. CROSS. NO ONE IN THE IRISH OUTFIELD EXCEPT ALYSSA NAEHER.>>Adrian: SHE’S THINKING, I’M GETTING ONE BEFORE THEY SEND ME OUT.>>Adrian: FEELING PRETTY BELEAGUERED. BREACHED AGAIN! SHE HAS HER GOAL. IT’S BEEN CLOSE. FINALLY GETS THE HEADER TO GO IN.>>Julie: AND WHAT A GOOD ONE. KELLEY O’HARA CONSTANTLY GETTING THAT OPTION, WIDING BALLS IN. AND LOOK — TWO PLAYERS ON CARLI LLOYD. ONE IN FRONT OF HER, ONE BEHIND HER. LOOK AT THE POWER SHE CAN GET ON THESE BALLS GOING AWAY FROM GOAL. WHAT A NICE GOAL THAT IS.>>Adrian: IT’S GOAL NUMBER 114 FOR HER.>>Julie: WE DIDN’T TALK ABOUT IT IN THE PREGAME, WE DIDN’T HAVE TO TIME, BUT ONE OF THE THINGS I THINK JILL ELLIS’S TENURE — YOU LOOK AT WHAT 2015 WAS, AGING, ON THE FINAL LEG, AND JILL ELLIS ALSO HAD — ALSO HOW TO NAVIGATE HOW SHE DID WITH CARLI LLOYD AND HER. SHE WON’T SAY IT YET, BUT PERHAPS SHE WILL AT 37. I THINK THIS TEAM — IT’S NOT SOMETHING THAT THEY’RE — I’M DRIVEN. I WANT TO BE OUT THERE. I WANT TO BE PLAYING.>>Adrian: MANAGING THE MINUTES, PLAYING TYPE FOR SUPERSTARS. TRIPPED UP. KATIE McCABE. SHE’S GOT MORE GOALS OUT THERE THAN ANYONE ELSE ON THE IRELAND TEAM.>>Julie: MAKING SURE THERE THERE’S NO CONCUSSION, WHICH IS GREAT TO SEE. TOWARDS IN. SHE GOT THE HEADER. JUST A COUPLE OF MINUTES BEFORE HALFTIME. COMING UP AT THE HALF, THE LEGACY OF THE 2019 TEAM AND THE SHOWEN ESPN PLUS “THE EQUALIZER.”>>Julie: JUST ONE. VERY GOOD. >>Adrian: YEAH?>>Julie: SEE THEM ON THE ESPYs, “JIMMY KIMMEL.”>>Adrian: PICKPOCKETED HER THERE. COULDN’T FINE THE FINISHING TOUCH.>>Julie: CARLI LLOYD, SHE’S — IT’S NOT LIKE, I’M JUST GOING TO HAVE FUN OUT HERE, TAKE MY FOOT OFF THE PEDAL. NO. AND THAT HAS MADE HER SO GOOD FOR SO MANY YEARS. WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT A PLAYER THAT DOUBLED HER PRODUCTION IN HER 30s — >>Adrian: YEAH. >>Julie: I’VE PROVEN THAT I SHOULD BE STARTING. BECAUSE THAT’S HOW CARLI ALWAYS HAS BEEN.>>Adrian: GREW UP IN NEW JERSEY. SHE IS 37. SHE’LL BE 41 WHEN THE NEXT WORLD CUP COME AROUND. >>Julie: I WOULDN’T WANT TO COUNT CARLI OUT. SHE WAS SO ECSTATIC THE TEAM HAD ONE BUT FELT LIKE SHE HAD A BIGGER WORLD TO FIT IN. I THINK SHE’LL CONTINUE TO PLAY THROUGH THIS OLYMPIC CYCLE AND THEN RETIRE AT 38.>>Adrian: 45 MINUTES IS IN THE BOOKS OF THE VICTORY TOUR. OFF IS AND RUNNING FOR JILL ELLIS. SHE HEADS TOWARDS THE EXIT. 3-0 AT HALFTIME. WHEN WE COME BACK AT HALFTIME WE’LL TAKE A LOOK AT THE LEGACY OF THE 2019 TEAM.>>>WELCOME BACK, EVERYONE TO THE ROSE BOWL. ESPN’S COVERAGE OF U.S. SOCCER IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY VOLKSWAGEN. ADRIAN HEALEY ALONGSIDE SOMEONE WHO’S DELIGHTED TO BE BACK HERE, JULIE FOUDY. LOVING EVERY BIT OF IT AS WE GET UNDER WAY. 3-0, THE U.S. OPENING UP THEIR VICTORY TOUR. A FEW SWITCHES. FOR THE IRISH WE HAVE JARRETT REPLACING AMBER BARRETT UP FRONT. >>Julie: JILL WOULD LIKE ABOUT 500 SUBSTITUTIONS. SHE’S ONLY ALLOWED SIX. LEAF THEM HAVE BEEN USED.>>Adrian: JESSICA McDONALD OUT THERE. WHAT A STORY SHE WAS AT THIS WORLD CUP. AT THE AGE OF 31.>>Julie: THE FIGHT TO BE ON THE NATIONAL TEAM, AND THERE SHE WAS HOLDING THAT WORLD CUP TROPHY.>>Adrian: YEP. MIA HAMM OUT THERE TALKING ABOUT THE NWSL. JESSICA McDONALD USED THE IN, WSL BEAUTIFUL WILL I TO ELEVATE HER CAREER.>>Julie: I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT. I STARTED TO GET KIND OF — WHEN SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE IMPACT. THAT WAS SUCH A MOMENT. MIA AND HER TWO KIDS. I HAD MY KIDS. THE IMPACT IT HAS NOT JUST ON YOUR DAUGHTERS BUT YOUR SONS AS WELL.>>Adrian: MORE WORK FOR HER THAN ALYSSA NAEHER IN THE FIRST HALF. HARRIS’ MOST RECENT APPEARANCE WAS HERE IN L.A. JESSICA McDONALD FORCING HER WAY INTO THE PENALTY AREA. IT’S A GREAT RUN. SCORED AGAINST PORTUGAL. PERSEVERANCE. REALLY GOOD SERVICE FROM THE CORNER. McDONALD. PAYNE. HEATHER PAYNE, SHE’LL BE PLAYING COLLEGIATELY AT FLORIDA STATE IN JUST A COUPLE MONTHS’ TIME IRISH GIRL PLAYING FOR THE SEMINOLES.>>Julie: MEGAN CONNOLLY. MEGAN CONNOLLY WAS A LATE DROP SADLY WITH AN INJURY.>>Julie: I SAID, ROSE, HOW’S YOUR HAMSTRING FEELING? I THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE REALLY TIGHT, BUT THEY’RE NOT. I FEEL GREAT.>>Adrian: ASKED HER HOW SHE WAS.>>Julie: THE EXACT PLAYER THAT THE U.S. NEEDED GIVEN THEIR STRUGGLES TO BREAK DOWN THE PASS DEFENSE IN 2015.>>Adrian: DEFLECTS. HEADER. COULDN’T PUT IT ON TARGET. CHRISTEN PRESS, PLAYS FOR THE UTAH ROYALS. THE NWSL SCHEDULE ALL ON ESPN U. MASSIVE CROWD I WOULD THINK FOR THAT. >>Julie: YEAH, AND YOU KNOW HOW GREAT THAT IS. >>Adrian: YEAH. ROYALS, NEARLY 16,000. ORLANDO. SMALLER STADIUM.>>Julie: YOU SEE EXACTLY WHAT THE IDEA IS, JUST DIDN’T QUITE EXECUTE IT. SHE SEES THE LITTLE WIGGLE ROOM AT THE FAR POST. IF I COULD JUST GET IT IN THERE. JUST DOESN’T CURL. SHE TAKES THAT PEEK. JUST TRYING TO WRAP AROUND.>>Adrian: MEWIS. TAKING HER BACK TO HER YOUTH CLUB SOCCER DAYS IN MASSACHUSETTS.>>Julie: THAT WAS ANOTHER THING WITH THE WORLD CUP, THE PRODUCTION. NINE DIFFERENT PLAYERS.>>Adrian: PREPARING FOR ANOTHER SWITCH MOMENTARILY. BEFORE THAT, CHRISTEN PRESS. JARRETT GOES AWAY ON THE FAR SHOT. WELL WIDE. IT’S GOING TO BE CARLI LLOYD WHO DEPARTS. SHE WAITED A LONG TIME TO PLAY AT THE ROSE BOWL. SHOWS NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN, DOES SHE? SEBASTIAN IS STILL WITH US. WHAT HAVE YOU GOT?>>2011, 2015 WORLD CUP TEAM BUT AFTER THE TERMINATION IN 2015 SHE WENT AN EVER A YEAR WITH SILENCE. SHE WAS STILL PLAYING WELL. I SPOKE WITH ALI JUST BEFORE THEY LEFT FOR THE WORLD CUP AND CREDITED HER TEAMMATE WITH THE WORKUP ON HERSELF WITH KEEPING HER POSITIVE. . IT WAS A DIFFICULT TIME. SHE KEPT TELLING HER, I KNOW YOU’RE GOING THE GET CALLED UP. AND SHE WAS RIGHT. SHE WAS IN PRESEASON GAME TWO WHEN SHE FINALLY GOT CALLED UP. SHE PLAYED SIGNIFICANT MINUTES IN FRANCE AS WELL. >>Adrian: YEAH. A LONG TIME TO GO WITHOUT A CALLUP. >>Julie: A TON OF CRITICISM FOR THAT BECAUSE SHE WAS ROTATING AGAINST THE OUTSIDE BACKS. SHE’S CHECKING THE NOSE. WE’LL GET BACK TO THAT ALI KRIEGER STORY. >>Adrian: I THINK IT WAS FA HI FOR THIS. YEAH, IT WAS FA HI WHO BLASTED INTO MEWIS. A TON OF BLOOD. >>Julie: AND BACK TO ALI KRIEGER I THINK JILL WAITED TOO LONG TO BRING HER BACK IN. HERE’S WHERE, AGAIN, I GIVE JILL A TON OF CREDIT. IN THAT WORLD CUP FINAL IN ACTUALLY PICKING HER ROSTER SHE PICKS KRIEGER WITH NOT MUCH TIME ON THE TEAM BUT BECAUSE SHE KNOWS SHE WANTS TO EXPERIENCE. ALI KREEGER IS ABLE TO JUMP INTO THE GAME THE SECOND HALF. THE SCORE WAS 4-0, I THINK. SHE COMES IN AND JILL NEVER HAD HER HAS PART OF HER ARSENAL. THERE WERE A LOT OF COACHES WHO SAID, I’M NOT GOING BRING HER — MAYBE MADE A MISTAKE ON THAT. AND SHE GOT HER AND WAS ABLE TO USE HER AND HELPED THE U.S. TEAM IN THE WORLD CUP, 7-1.>>Adrian: SHE WAS PLAYING PROFESSIONALLY IN GERMANY. HEADER. OFF TARGET. ALLIE LONG IS GOING TO COME ON FOR THE U.S. LONG ANOTHER. KRIEGER. GREAT NUMBER 4 HERE. A LITTLE BIT OF HESITATION FROM ALLIE LONG. IT IS IS ROSE BOWL AFTER ALL.>>Julie: SO MUCH FUN TO WATCH HER STYLE. AND TO SHOW SHE CAN BE — JILL ELLIS IN 2018, 2019. A LOT OF PEOPLE GOING, WHY ISN’T SHE PLAYING AGAIN? JILL ELLIS KNEW THIS IS A MARRY FOR THE FUTURE, AND YOU STAY WITH PLAYERS LIKE THAT. IT WOULD PAY OFF. >>Adrian: THIS EXACT VICTORY TOUR IN 2015 WAS THE FIRST PLACE THAT — SHE WAS BROUGHT HERE BY JILL ELLIS TO PLAY IN THE TRAINING FOR THOSE GAMES. INDIVIDUAL HONORS. MEGAN RAPINOE, GOLDEN BULL AND GOLDEN BOOT. ALEX MORGAN WITH A SILVER BOOT AND ROSE LAVELLE. >>Julie: YOU THINK SHE’D PREDICT THAT FOUR YEARS AGO? YEAH, I’M GOING WALK AWAY WITH THE BRONZE. >>Adrian: THE GOLD AND SILVER.>>Adrian: A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, ROSE LAVELLE WAS THE QUEEN OF THE QUEEN CITY. CAPTURING ATTENTION. MEETING WITH THE MAYOR. LAVELLE. ON ESPN PLUS, THE 97th ANNUAL FA COMMUNITY SHIELD. MAN CITY AND LIVERPOOL. ESPNPLUS.COM. TORNADO WATCH GAME ANYWHERE.>>Adrian: HER’S LAVELLE. THE CROWD ON THEIR FEET HERE. HAD A GOAL AGAINST THE NETHERLANDS. IT WILL LIVE A LONG, LONG TIME IN U.S. SOCCER. LAVELLE TEEING IT UP.>>SAUERBRUNN GETTING IN ON THE ACTION. >>Adrian: 164 APPEARANCES. NEVER TOO LATE.>>Julie: GO GET THAT PENALTY KICK. SHE WOULD BE LIKE — >>Julie: WE STARTED TALKING ABOUT THIS AND THE RISE — NEVER HAD A TEAM THAT — HARD TO GET OUT OF — BACK IN 2017 PLAYERS — WE NEED TO BE BETTER.>>Julie: ALL OVER THE WORLD WE SEE DIFFERENT COUNTRIES THAT ARE STANDING UP AND SAYING, THIS ISN’T RIGHT. AND YOU SEE THE GENERATIONS WHO ARE SUPPORTING THE PROGRAM. JUST A LITTLE BIT OF ADVANCEMENT HAS BEEN HUGE YOU SEE IT IN ENGLAND AND FRANCE.>>Adrian: MEGAN RAPINOE. IS ANYONE READY FOR — >>Julie: THEY ALL SAY IT’S SUCH A HARD THING TO ASK IN TERMS OF PAY STRUCTURE BECAUSE THE TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF PAY STRUCTURES FOR THE MEN. GOING FORWARD YOU COULD LIMIT IT THE A SALARY SPECIAL FOR THE — YOU PAY ONLY IF YOU COME IN. YOU GET A GAME BONUS. I THINK THAT’S WHERE — — >>Adrian: THE TIME’S UP MOVEMENT. IN ALL WORKPLACES. >>Julie: 19 OWNERS SHOWED UP. AND THEY DID BREAKOUT SESSIONS ABOUT HOW THEY COULD ACTUALLY ORGANIZE, NOT JUST FOR THEMSELVES BUT FOR THE INDUSTRY. THE OTHER TEAMS AND ALL THE VARIOUS INDUSTRIES AROUND THEM. THESE PLAYERS, THEY REALIZE THEY’RE SETTING A STANDARD. NOT JUS FOR SPORTS BUT FOR OTHER WOMEN OUT THERE AND THEY TAKE THAT RESPONSIBILITY SERIOUSLY. >>Adrian: SOME PHOTOS THAT WERE TAKEN. THIS IS THE BRAINSTORMING SESSION IN WEST HOLLYWOOD. THE TIME’S UP MOVEMENT.>>Julie: MAYBE WATCH IN FRANCE THE U.S. PLAYERS — I REMEMBER TALKING TO MIA AND SAYING HOW MUCH — WE WOULDN’T HAVE TO COURAGE TO BRING ON THAT TYPE OF INFRACTION. THIS TEAM KNEW IT WAS BIGGER THAN THAT. THERE’S A BIGGER PICTURE TO THIS. AND THEY’RE ABILITY, GIVEN WHATEVER THE CONVERSATION THAT’S STICKING AROUND, IT WAS THE PRESIDENT, OR WHATEVER IT WAS. McDONALD. SHE’S GOING TO CLEARLY TAKE SOME TIME AWAY FROM THE GAME.>>Julie: WHEN SHE COULD COME IN AND START TALKING ABOUT, HOW DO WE — >>Adrian: DID SHE REALLY? SHE WAS ALONG THE FIRST WOMAN — SHE WAS ALONGSIDE PEOPLE.>>Julie: IT’S A TIGHT TURNAROUND. THIS COACH — FIRST YOU HAVE TO HIRE A GENERAL MANAGER.>>Adrian: IS SHE IN THE RUN SOMETHING. >>Julie: SHE IS. I THINK SHE WOULD BE FANTASTIC. >>Adrian: SHE’S LISTENING TO US. NO-BRAINER.>>Julie: THE OTHER THING IS, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A — WHICH JILL SAID SHE HADN’T DONE. BUT THAT’S REALLY WHEN THEY START THAT SHIFT. SO YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT AN ENDLESS TIME WHERE YOU HAVE THE OLYMPICS. THE IDEA OF ALMOST DOING TWO DIFFERENT JOBS ONE AT THE SHORT-TERM.>>Adrian: HANDBALL. TRANSITION. >>Julie: YEAH. YOU NEED SOMEONE FAMILIAR WITH TRAINING TECHNIQUES AND DRILLS AND ALL OF THAT. AND ALL THE WHILE, WHEN THEY MAKE THAT TRANSITION YOU HAVE TO KEEP WINNING. YOU’RE EXPECTED TO WIN EVERY DAY.>>Julie: IT’S TRUE.>>Adrian: TOUGH BALANCING ACT. FAIRLY SEEDY ABOUT THIS, OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS. CRYSTAL DUNN. FAR SIDE. STILL, QUITE ABLE THE HANDLE THE THREE-GOAL FIRST HALF TALLY HERE. THE DEFENSE HELD OUT. SOME OF THE ACCUSATIONS, SHE’S TOO ADVENTUROUS. >>Julie: EXPERIMENTING TOO MUCH. NOT EXPERIMENTING ENOUGH. >>Adrian: YEAH. >>Julie: AND I THINK THAT’S A GOOD DEVELOPMENT, RIGHT? THERE ARE DAYS WE WOULD BE LIKE, YES, THANK YOU FOR CRITICIZING THIS TEAM. IT MEANS YOU CARE. U PAYING ATTENTION. BUT WE DIDN’T GET BOTH SIDES OF IT. SHE SAID — STILL GET TO IMPROVE. THERE’S HIGHS AND LOWS BUT MAKE IT YOUR OWN. WHICH I THINK IT’S GREAT ADVICE.>>Adrian: HERE’S LAVELLE. ESPN’S COVERAGE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY VOLKSWAGEN, PRESENTED SPONSOR OF U.S. DRIVE SOMETHING BIGGER THAN YOURSELF. VICTORY DRAW TONIGHT. THERE’S SO MUCH KICKED OFF. 20 YEARS AGO. ROSE LAVELLE. NOW THAT WE HAVE A MOMENT — LAUGHTER PERMITTED WITH JULIE FOUDY. >>Julie: OH, HERE WE GO. >>Adrian: I’LL TELL YOU WHAT IT SAYS. CANDY CONVERSATION WITH TRAIL BLAZERS IN SPORT WHO HAVE THE JOY AND CHAOS OF LIFE AND SPORTS. LAUGHTER AND DONUTS PERMITTED KIG THAT’S MY PODCAST. >>Adrian: SEASON ONE AVAILABLE.>>Julie: SEASON ONE IS OUT. >>Adrian: OUR GROUP HERE HAD A FIRSTHAND ENCOUNTER WITH YOUR LOVE OF DONUTS LAST NIGHT. >>Julie: I BRING THEM TO EVERY PODCAST TAPING. TOUGH POUND DONUTS. >>Adrian: AND IT LEADS TO LAUGHTER. >>Julie: WE HAD MIA ON. MIA TELLS THIS STORY ABOUT A FIFA MEETING SHE ATTEND IN THE GENEVA. SHE SAYS SHE’S ABOUT TO MEET WITH THE PRESIDENT OF FIFA AND SHE’S SITTING THERE AND HAS HER SEAM IN THE BACK OF HER PANTS IS SPLITTING. HER BUM AREA. OH, GOD. SHE TELL THIS IS STORY. EVERY TIME STILL — I THINK I’VE HEARD IT ABOUT TEN TIMES AND I THINK I START CRYING BECAUSE I LAUGH SO HARD. WE GET TO TALK TO SOME GREAT ATHLETES, AND I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WE SHARE THEIR STORIES, AND LETTING US KNOW HOW THEY’RE NOT JUST AMAZING ATHLETES BUT AMAZING HUMAN BEINGS. IT’S BEEN SO MUCH FUN. CRYSTAL DUNN NOW HAS MOVED TO THE FRONT LINE AT THE HALF. BUT THAT’S THE VERSATILITY. >>Adrian: VERSATILVERSATILITY,. GOALIE. SHE’S HAD TO SHAKE OFF THE DISAPPOINTMENT OF MISSING OUT 2015. >>Julie: LAST PLAYER. CRYSTAL DUNN IN EVERY WORLD CUP GAME — THIS IS A FORWARD TRANSITIONED TO AN OUTSIDE BACK. SHE’S MATCHED UP AGAINST DEANNA FROM. SHE HAD LUCY BRONZE COMING DOWN THAT SIDE, SHE HAD SOME GREAT PLAYERS THAT SHE HAD TO MATCH UP AGAINST. BUT DID SO WELL.>>Adrian: SHE SAID IN 2015 SHE MISSED THE WORLD CUP BUT GAINED A HUSBAND BECAUSE SHE WATCHED ALL THE WORLD GAMES IN A BAR. HER HUSBAND NAMED PIERRE IS ACTUALLY FRENCH. >>Julie: TALK ABOUT COMING FULL CIRCLE, RIGHT?>>Adrian: YEP. INTERESTING NETWORK UP. A FORMER HOMER TROPHY WINNER. >>Julie: WE MIGHT HAVE A PODCAST ON CRYSTAL DUNN LATER ON, THANK YOU. >>Adrian: NICE. VERY NICE. CROISSANTS INSTEAD OF DONUTS?>>Julie: I ATE MORE THAN MY WEIGHT IN PASTRIES IN FRANCE. >>Adrian: IT’S EASILY DONE. WE WANT 4 HERE. LAVELLE TRYING TO COME INTO THE AREA. DEFENSE SHOWING THEIR METTLE HERE IN THE SECOND HALF. FORTE BEFORE KICKOFF.>>Julie: I LIKE THAT KATIE McCABE FOR IRELAND HAS BEEN ON THIS RIGHT SIDE. ON OUR SIDE. YOU CAN SEE THE PROMISE SHE HAS. GOOD ON THE BALL, CONFIDENT ON THE BALL. TAKING PLAYERS ON, SPEED.>>Adrian: YOU MENTIONED FIFA JUST A COUPLE OF MINUTES AGO. THEY HAVE MADE THE DECISION TO EXPAND THE WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TO 32 TEAMS IN 2023. IMAGINE IF THEY’RE ONE OF BENEFICIARIES OF THAT DECISION. >>Julie: I THINK IT’S A GREAT, GREAT THING BECAUSE WHAT IT DOES IS FORCES THE FEDERATIONS WHO AREN’T FOR THE WOMEN’S TEAM INVEST. IT’S THAT MANY MORE FED WEIGHS THAT NOW, HOPEFULLY ARE TRIGGERED WITH THIS CATALYST OF MORE TEAMS BEING ALLOWED IN TO INVEST IN THEIR WOMEN’S TEAM.>>Adrian: IT’S GOING TO BE A REMARKABLE EXPANSION RATE, ISN’T IT? CONSIDERING 14 TEAMS IN GERMANY IN 2011. SO IT DOUBLED IN 12 YEARS BY THE TIME 2023 ROLLS AROUND. OF COURSE WE DON’T KNOW WHERE 2023’S GAME WILL BE PLAYED. >>Julie: THAT IRKS ME. WE KNEW EIGHT YEARS OUT FROM RUSSIA AND 12 YEARS OUT FROM QATAR. WE ARE GOING LEARN THREE YEARS OUT?>>Adrian: NOT UNTIL MARCH. AUSTRALIA SEEMED TO BE THE CLEAR FRONT-RUNNERS. >>Julie: THIS COULD BE INTERESTING. WITH MORE TEAMS YOU NEED MORE FACILITIES. AUSTRALIA STILL IS THAT CLEAR FRONT-RUNNER. BUT DOES IT ADD MORE TO THE MIX TALKING ABOUT NINE DIFFERENT COUNTRIES EXPRESSING INTEREST? JESS McDONALD GOES UP. DUNN. MORE MLS SOCCER COMING YOUR WAY TOMORROW, SUNDAY AFTERNOON. PORTLAND TO TAKE ON THE RISING FORCE THAT IS MINNESOTA. ON ESPN, THE ESPN APP AS WELL AND ESPN PLUS. NOT GOING TO SEE MEGAN RAPINOE OR ALEX MORGAN TONIGHT. THEY’RE DEEP IN CONVERSATION ON THE BENCH. >>Julie: VERY LOCKED IN ON THIS ONE. IT’S SO FUN, THOUGH. EVEN THOUGH YOU’RE SO TIRED, SO COME BACK AND SEE ALL YOUR TEAMMATES AND GET BACK TOGETHER. I MEAN, THERE’S SUCH COMFORT AND FAMILIARITY WITH JUST BEING AROUND THIS GROUP, AND ESPECIALLY, AS I WAS SAYING EARLIER, JUST HOW MUCH FUN THEY SEEM TO HAVE THIS SUMMER AND HOW MUCH THEY ENJOY EACH OTHER. YOU CAN SEE IT.>>Adrian: EXUBERANT. ON THE PITCH. >>Julie: I REMEMBER PLAYING THE WUSA IS PRETTY MUCH LOSING EVERY GAME WITH MEGAN RAPINOE. I JUST GOT GET BACK TO WHERE MY COMFORT LEVEL IS AND THE JOY OF BEING LIKE, YES, I’M BACK WITH MY GIRLS. McDONALD’S. >>Adrian: McDONALD’S BACK WITH THE NORTH CAROLINA COACH. JEREMIAH, WHO’S 7 WILL BE WITH HER IN FRANCE. >>Julie: WE CAPTURED IT ON VIDEO THE DAY HE ARRIVED. IT WAS ADORABLE.>>Adrian: THEY’RE GOING TO SWITCH FOR IRELAND. DEBUTANTE TO THEM. THAT’S CLAIRE WALSH. SHE COMES ON TO REPLACE LOUISE QUINN. THESE WOMEN MADE A DEBUT TONIGHT. CROSS ALMOST IN. FAR POST. TEASING DELIVERY. HOURIHAN BACK PEDALING. ONE BALL FOR THE U.S. IT’S A GOOD FLOATING — DAHLKEMPER. STILL NOT ABLE TO GET IT AN EXCLAMATION POINT TO THE EVENING. ON TO PORTUGAL NEXT. THEY’RE THE NEXT OPPONENT. A COUPLE OF GAMES AGAINST THEM. ANOTHER RISING NATION FROM EUROPEAN SOCCER.>>Julie: THEN THE WOMEN WILL BE GETTING READY FOR EUROPEAN QUALIFIERS. >>Adrian: YEP. IN SEPTEMBER WHERE ALL THESE PLAYERS NEED TO BE IN WEEKS. DOES FEEL LIKE AN INFRACTION, DOESN’T IT, AGAIN? BIG PICTURE FOR THE NWSL. AS THE FINAL WHISTLE SOUND HERE. THEY COULDN’T ADD TO THEIR FIRST HALF TALLY. THE THREE GOALS FOR JILL ELLIS’ TEAM. HER AND TOM O’CONNOR. THE VICTORY TOUR STARTS AS WE MIGHT HAVE EXPECTED IT TO START, WITH A VICTORY AND A COMFORTABLE ONE. >>Julie: PLEASED IT WAS A SHUTOUT AS WELL. AND AS HARD AS THESE GAMES ARE WITH THE TURNAROUND AND THE EMOTION OF COMING OFF A HIGH OF THE WORLD CUP, THE JOY YOU GET OUT OF PLAYING FROM FRONT OF YOUR FANS AND WILLING ABLE TO THANK THEM IN SUCH AN ICONIC PLACE LIKE THE ROSE BOWL, I KNOW PLAYERS WERE THRILLED TO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY TONIGHT. >>Adrian: FIRST TIME IN 17 YEARS THE U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM TO BE BACK IN PASADENA, TO BEING BACK-TO-BACK WORLD CHAMPIONS. THE CROWD LEAVING WITH SMILES ON THEIR FACES. THE U.S. WOMEN WITH A 3-0 WIN. LET’S GO DOWN TO SEBASTIAN SALAZAR AND KATE MAC GRAPH. >>KATE AND SEB WITH YOU HERE ON THE DESK. I GUESS WE COULD ANALYZE THE GAME, BUT LET’S SAVE THAT FOR A LITTLE BIT. THERE WERE SO MANY GREAT MOMENTS. IS THIS ONE THAT STAND OUT TO ISN’T IT TRUE. >>SEEING THE NUMBER OF PLAYERS INVOLVED AND TRYING TO SCORE. YOU SAW HORAN MAKING RUN FROM THE MIDFIELD. CARLI LLOYD, YOU NEVER HAVE TO QUESTION HER MOTIVATION FOR WORK ETHIC, AND THE NUMBER OF PLAYERS THAT GOT IN. I’M NOT ANSWERING YOUR QUESTION. I DIDN’T GIVE YOU ONE. I GAVE YOU MANY. >>WHAT ABOUT THE FOUR STARS OF THE U.S.? SEEING IN THE FRONT OF THESE FANS WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU?>>I’M NOT THE EMOTIONAL TYPE OF PERSON. OR AT LEAST I’M NOT GOING SHOW IT TO YOU. THAT WAS ONE OF THE FEW TIMES I GOT YOU CAN CHOED UP ON THIS SIDE OF THE FIELD, SEEING THAT AND KNOWING YOU WERE PART OF IT. BUT THEN SEEING SOMEONE ELSE TOOK IT AND MADE IT BIGGER IN ’15 AND EVEN BIG NEAR ’19. SEEING THAT ANNUAL STEP-UP AND THE PROGRESSION. >>THERE WERE SO MANY LOUD A VAGUS IN THIS MATCH, BUT IT WASN’T JUST FOR MORGUEN AND MEGAN RAPINOE, AND IT WAS FOR KRIEGER. IT WAS FOR THAT YOUNG LADY THAT CAME OFF THE BENCH. THAT TELLS ME THIS IS TRULY A TEAM. AND SECOND, THE FANS KNOW. I WONDER IF IN 2019 THEY WOULD HAVE HAD SUCH A BIG OVATION. >>ABSOLUTELY NOT. I WAS IN THE STARTING LINEUP, BUT I HAD RED WHITE, AND BLUE HAIR. I LOST A BET. BECAUSE OF SOCIAL MEDIA, THE PERCENTS HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO SIGN WHERE PEOPLE CAN WITNESS IT. THERE’S SO MUCH PLAYFULNESS ESPECIALLY AMONGST THE YOUNGER GROUP. IT’S HILARIOUS TO FOLLOW THEM ON TWITTER. I SAW A TWITTER FEED WHERE PEOPLE ARE FOLLOWING THEM ON VENMO AND POSTING IMAGES OF THEM REIMBURSING EACH OTHER. IT’S STUFF LIKE THAT THAT ALLOWS PEOPLE TO SEE THEIR HEROS IN DIFFERENT LIGHTS. IF YOU ADD THE DIFFERENT DIMENSIONS, YOU GET THE FAN DOM.>>GUYS, SO MANY GREAT MOMENTS TONIGHT. I WONDER WHAT STOOD OUT TO YOU?>>WE’VE GOT START WITH THE SMILE ON THIS WOMAN’S FACE. RIGHT FROM THE WORD GO, JULIE YOU HAVE BEEN LAUGHING. THERE WEREN’T EVEN ANY DONUTS INVOLVED. >>I KNOW. IT’S SO FUN TO BE ABLE TO GET THIS MOMENT WHERE YOU HAVE DONE ALL THE WORK, YOU HAVE PUT IN THE SWEAT THE TEARS — AND THE PLAYERS TALKED THE ABOUT THIS JOURNEY BEING A HARD ONE, WHETHER IT’S INJURY OR ALI KRIEGER’S STORY WHERE SHE DIDN’T HEAR FROM THE COACH FOR A FULL YEAR. BUT EVERYONE HAS THEIR STORY. TO BE IN THE MOMENT WHERE YOU CAN JUST COME AND CELEBRATE IT WITH YOUR FANS IS SO FUN TO WATCH. AND MIA TALKED ABOUT IT, I THOUGHT, PERFECTLY AT HALFTIME WHEN SHE SAID, YOU KNOW, THE IMPACT YOU SEE NOW AS A MOM AND WITH YOUR KIDS COMING FULL CIRCUMSTANCE AND HOW THEY RESPOND TO THE POST — I DID THE POSTGAME CELEBRATION PARTY IN FRANCE WITH THIS TEAM AND, I HAD AN HOUR BEFORE WE HAD TO DO OUR NEXT “SPORTSCENTER” HIT. MY KIDS LITERALLY GRABBED ME. THEY’RE LIKE, MOM, WE NEED PICTURES AND AUTOGRAPHS. WE NEED TO SEE THIS, THIS, AND THIS PERSON. TO SEE THE IMPACT ON THEM, IS SO FUN. YOU FEEL MATERNAL THAT THIS PROGRAM HAS NOT JUST INSPIRED THIS THE NEXT GENERATION. >>IT’S BEEN SUCH A WHIRLWIND. FOUR WEEKS TOMORROW IS WHEN THE FINAL TOOK PLACE. TIRED MINDS. >>YEAH, TIRED LEGS. >>TO STILL BE ABLE TO PUT ON A SHOW WAS FANTASTIC TO SEE. WE TALKED ABOUT THE EXUBERANCE THAT THEY CARRY WITH THEM ON THE PITCH.>>I WILL TELL YOU, THE ONE THING I WAS HOPING FOR TONIGHT — I HOPE SHE HAS HER HEADSET ON BY NOW, I THOUGHT BECKY SAUERBRUNN WAS GOING GET THAT FIRST GOAL. WHEN SHE LAUNCHED IT FROM THE TOP OF THE BOX, I WAS ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT. BECK KIRK COME ON. >>THANKS, GUYS. OF COURSE BECKY SAUERBRUNN JOINING US HERE ON THE SET. WALK US THROUGH WHAT WAS HAPPENING. WE ALL THOUGHT, HERE IT IS, BECKY’S FIRST GOAL. >>I WAS LIKE, TIME TO SLOW DOWN A BIT. JUST GET A PIECE OF IT. I HIT IT WELL, BUT IT WENT WIDE.>>I WANT TO GIVE YOU CREDIT. I THINK YOU HIT IT WELL, BUT MAYBE NOT ON TARGET. I KNOW WHAT THAT’S LIKE. THE DEFENDER DON’T GET ENOUGH CREDIT FOR WHAT THEY DO ABOUT DEFENSIVE SIDE AND EVERYONE’S WORRIED ABOUT THE GOALS. >>IT’S NOT MY JOB. TONIGHT WE SUCCEEDED AS A BACK LINE. >>KATE WAS TELLING US THIS, THIS IS A BRUTAL GAME IF YOU’RE A CENTER BACK. EVERYBODY WANTS TO GET THE GOAL. DID YOU SENSE THAT TONIGHT?>>I THINK ON THIS TEAM EVERYBODY WANTS TO GET THE GOAL. I DON’T THINK TONIGHT WAS ANY DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER GAME. >>I WOULD BE REMISSED IF WE DIDN’T MENTION THE 35,000 FANS HERE TODAY. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO HAVE YOU TO BE HOME IN FRONT OF THEM?>>THIS IS WONDERFUL. THIS IS A HISTORIC PLACE. TO BE ABLE TO PLAY HERE, SO MANY PEOPLE OUT HERE SUPPORTING US. THIS IS JUST WHAT YOU WANT TO PLAY FOR AND WE ARE SO THANKFUL AND WANTED TO PLAY FOR EVERYONE THAT SUPPORTED US IN FRANCE. >>WHAT WAS THE FEELING LIKE WATCHING THE FIVE STARS — FOUR STARS, SORRY, GETTING AHEAD OF MYSELF. BEING RUN ROLLED AND KNOWING YOU HAD A BIG PART. YOU HAVE 164 CAPS. I WAS LEAVING AND YOU WERE COMING. >>IT’S ALWAYS SUCH AN HONOR TO WEAR THIS UNIFORM AND TO BE A PART OF TWO WORLD CUPS AND TWO STARS. EVERY TIME YOU LOOK AT THE JERSEY YOU’RE GOING KNOW YOU HAD A PART IN THAT. JUST AN HONOR. THAT’S ALL I CAN REALLY SAY. >>IT’S KIND OF A CLICHE QUESTION, BUT WE ARE SEEING YOUR TEAMMATES TAKING TO THE FIELD AND WAVING TO THE FANS. WHAT MAKES THIS GROUP SPECIAL?>>I WISH I KNEW. I THINK IT’S A COMBINATION OF A LOT OF THINGS. IT’S A RESILIENCY, YOU CAN’T TEACH. IT’S INNATE IN ALL THESE PLAYERS. IT’S A PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE. BEING DISCONTENT WITH WHERE WE ARE AT. WE WANT TO BE THE BEST. WE BRING THAT EVERY SINGLE DAY TO WHAT WE DO. IT’S A HARD THING. I THINK GRINDING WITH THESE GIRLS EVERY DAY IS WHAT MAKES THIS SPECIAL. >>THIS IS OFF TOPIC, BUT THE MEME I SEE OF TIME IS WITH YOU IN THE FINALS WITH BLOOD DRIPPING DOWN YOUR FACE. IT’S LIKE, THIS IS WHAT IT’S LIKE ON MONDAY. HAVE YOU SEEN THE MEMES OR RECOGNIZED THAT? HAS ANYONE EVER COMMENTED ON IT?>>I’VE SEEN IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA. IT WAS SUCH A WEIRD MOMENT TO HAPPEN IN THE WORLD CUP FINAL, BUT I’M ALWAYS GOING TO HAVE A SCAR AND A COOL STORY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. IF PEOPLE WANT TO HAVE FUN WITH IT, PLEASE GO AHEAD. >>YOU MENTIONED THE SIGNIFICANT OF 1999 AND THIS GAME BEING HERE. DO YOU REMEMBER THAT GAME? WHAT ARE YOU MEMORIES OF IT? HOW DID IT INSPIRE YOU?>>OH, MY GOSH, DO I REMEMBER THIS? YES, I WAS IN ST. LOUIS WITH MY DAD. LIKE, THAT WAS THE MOMENT FOR ME. I NEEDED TO KNOW WHAT IT FELT LIKE FOR THOSE WOMEN ON THE FIELD, THEM CELEBRATING AND HOW HAPPY THEY WERE, AND THAT WAS THE TURNING POINT FOR ME WHERE IT WAS LIKE, I NEED TO KNOW WHAT THAT FEELS LIKE. THAT WHAT IT WAS FOR ME PUTTING EVERYTHING INTO THIS TEAM, MAKING THIS TEAM AND BEING ON THIS TEAM AND HELPING THIS TEAM WIN A STAR. LUCKILY I HAVE BEEN A PART OF IT. >>WHAT’S IT LIKE GOING AROUND THE COUNTRY BEING A PART OF THE VICTORY GAMES AND SHARING THE WAY YOU PLAY IN FRONT OF ALL THESE FANS?>>WE WANT TO CELEBRATE WITH THE FANS. WE WANT TO CELEBRATE ALL THE PEEP ON THE TEAM. WE HAD SUCH AMAZING SUPPORT IN FRANCE. EVERY GAME WE WENT TO — WE JUST WANT TO GO AROUND AND SAY, THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU GROWING THIS TEAM, THE ENERGY, THE SUPPORT. THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE JUST WANT THE CELEBRATE. >>THIS IS THE FIRST OF FIVE VICTORY TOUR MATCHES THAT GOES IN THE BOOKS AS A 3-0 WIN. THERE YOU SEE THE REST OF THE REMAINING SCHEDULE. A COUPLE OF MATCHES AGAINST PORTUGAL. A COUPLE OF MATCHES AGAINST SOUTH KOREA. BECKY, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME. I’LL BE HONEST I GOT GOOSE BUMPS LISTENING TO TALKING ABOUT ’99. HAVE COOL. WE’LL BE>>>U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM KICKS OFF THEIR VICTORY TOUR WITH A WIN. FOR OUR ENTIRE ESPN CREW. I’M SEBASTIAN SALAZAR. THANKS SO MUCH F

43 thoughts on “USWNT vs. Ireland ⚽ Women’s Soccer (HD)

  1. Aww man, I wanted to hear the half-time punditry from Foudy, Hamm, Sebby etc.
    Will you upload it next time?
    Cheers

  2. Thank you also for uploading this I was waiting for sling and Hulu but they don’t have it on their platforms….I specifically subscribed to Hulu and sling just for the Uswnt and NWSL and it doesn’t upload if you missed the game. You are awesome!

  3. I could see Kobe Bryant in the background with red pants and his family, when the broadcaster were talking in the beginning.

  4. The crowd and the game were so awesome!! Happy to watch this game again after watching it live at the Rose Bowl. Thank you for uploading it.

  5. Heard the cheapest ticket was $37 for this. I think they made a tactical mistake. If the tickets were cheaper, they could have sold it out and gotten a "buzz".

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