On Monday the U.S. women’s soccer team returned to New York area, where the now two-time defending World Cup champions will be honored with a ticker tape parade on Wednesday. What remains unclear is whether or not the team will visit the White House. President Donald Trump previously invited the players ‘win or lose,’ but since Sunday’s 2-0 win over the Netherlands he has neglected to extend a formal invitation. In fact, Trump appears to be walking back his initial invite. When asked about a potential meeting on Sunday, Trump replied: ‘We haven’t really thought about it. We’ll look at that.’ Previously team members Megan Rapinoe and Ali Krieger both refused to visit the White House outright, while Forward Alex Morgan said it would be a team decision. Prior to takeoff on Monday, Morgan was recorded caressing the World Cup trophy – the team’s fourth overall. ‘@alexmorgan13 is making sure the most recent member of the fam makes it home safe too,’ read a tweet from the U.S. women’s team Twitter account. On Sunday, following America’s 2-0 win over the Netherlands in the World Cup final, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the parade on Twitter. ‘To our 2019… Read full this story
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