What They're Saying: Megan Rapinoe

"Obviously, we're not moving the game, and we're not protesting the game. I think, as you guys have seen, the most powerful thing we can always do is show up and not only express our supreme skill and talent and joy on the field, but to be able to have that platform. I think moving forward we should do any and all things necessary as people, organizations, the media, corporations, government, national governing bodies and everybody to ensure the rights and liberties of every single American."

-- U.S. national team star Megan Rapinoe, on Friday's media call ahead of Saturday's USA-Colombia women's friendly in Denver, about playing the second game scheduled for Tuesday in Sandy, Utah, and what should U.S. Soccer do about scheduling games in states that have anti-abortion laws. In the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision striking down Roe v. Wade, Utah's trigger law is set to ban abortions except in limited circumstances. Rapinoe said she and her teammates feel "extremely supported by U.S. Soccer" and the federation "will support a group of women who rely on the autonomy of their body to do the thing that they love and to make this circus run." (YouTube)
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