There was no question who two members of the Washington Spirit wanted to win: Team USA.
Sammy Jo Prudhomme and Tiffany McCarty of the Washington Spirit were on hand signing autographs, greeting fans and celebrating two of their teammates, Rose Lavelle and Mallory Pugh, who are part of the U.S. Women’s World Cup team.
They also want local folks to get to know the team.
McCarty tells WTOP representation is everything for the next generation of women’s soccer players.
“Growing up, I certainly didn’t get to encounter a woman’s professional soccer player. Just to see that something is possible, having someone there and seeing that there’s a goal that can be reached is something that’s really important.”
At Sunday’s event, there were lots of children enjoying the atmosphere, including Lauren Shern’s daughter.
“It was really fun to see a bunch of kids coming out, and there were a bunch of kids playing in the back, kicking soccer balls around. Yeah, it was great,” Shern said.
In the end, people on the pitch were elated when the Team USA defeated Chile 3-0.
Next, they’ll meet Sweden on Thursday, June 20.
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