U.S Women’s Soccer Team Mostly Silent During National Anthem at World Cup

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During the World Cup opener, the U.S. Women’s Soccer team displayed a mostly silent demeanor during the National Anthem, sparking curiosity and raising eyebrows among spectators.

In their debut game against Vietnam in New Zealand, many noticed that a significant number of American players chose not to sing along to “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the iconic music played before kickoff.

The camera panned across the entire row, revealing that the majority of players, with a few exceptions, had their mouths closed during the anthem.

Among the starters who decided to skip singing the anthem were Alex Morgan, Andi Sullivan, Sophia Smith, Naomi Girma, Emily Fox, Trinity Rodman, and Crystal Dunn, among others. A couple of players were seen quietly mouthing the words, including Alyssa Naeher and Lindsey Horan.

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The contrast was stark as the Vietnamese players passionately sang their national anthem, proudly placing their hands over their hearts.

Similarly, many other international teams were seen enthusiastically belting out their anthems. FOX, which televised the event, omitted the national anthems from their social media pages except for the U.S.

This display has left many wondering if the U.S. team intends to continue this stance during future matches. The National Anthem will be played before each of their games, and the team’s apparent statement has undoubtedly sparked debate along political lines.

Despite the controversy surrounding their actions during the National Anthem, the U.S. Women’s Soccer team secured a victory in their first game. Their next challenge awaits on Wednesday when they face the Netherlands, leaving fans and critics alike curious about their approach for the upcoming match.

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