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USWNT stars recreate Opening Ceremony from hotel

USWNT stars recreate Opening Ceremony from hotel
Posted at 8:40 AM, Jul 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-23 09:50:07-04

While their American countrymen and women marched through Olympic Stadium during the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Friday, the United States Women’s National Team was busy resting up for a Saturday group stage match against New Zealand.

That didn’t stop star players Abby Dahlkemper and Megan Rapinoe from holding their own Parade of Nations through the halls of the team hotel.

Just as her fiancé, U.S. women's basketball team Olympian Sue Bird, did for the U.S. delegation in Tokyo, Rapinoe even carried the (imaginary) American flag.

View social media post: https://twitter.com/USWNT/status/1418557013739536390

The U.S. takes on New Zealand at 7:30 a.m. ET Saturday from Saitama Stadium. The match can be seen LIVE on NBCSN, as well as streamed on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.