The right-wing backlash against the US women’s national soccer team, explained

Posted on AllSides August 11th, 2023
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Headed into the Women’s World Cup, the US women’s national soccer team (USWNT) was aiming to make history and become the first team — men or women — to win three consecutive world cups. That all came crashing down this weekend when the top-ranked US lost in penalty kicks to Sweden in the round of 16, the first of the competition’s four knockout rounds. The final will take place on August 20.

Given the expectations of excellence that the USWNT has set since the sport started to flourish on the international stage —...

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