NFL stars Tom Brady and Barack Obama lead messages of support for USA at the World Cup, while NBA champion Draymond Green urges the national team to “bring back the gold”
NFL star Tom Brady sent the men’s national team good luck messages ahead of their first game of the World Cup on Monday.
The United States kicked off their campaign against Wales at 2pm EST as they returned to the soccer world stage after missing the 2018 tournament.
Greg Berhalter’s youth team also picked up a point in a 1-1 draw against Gareth Bale & Co. Group B messages poured in on social media from fellow athletes and celebrities, urging the United States not to.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Brady led the way when he posted to his Instagram story a photo of his USMNT winter jacket with the American logo on the front and Buccaneers number 12 and nickname on the back.
“Ready to go,” he wrote in the post. Shout out to my foxsports crew. He also tagged the national team.
And the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, tweeted his support for the national team, revealing that he would support it.
Tom Brady directed good luck messages to the USMNT before their first ever World Cup game
The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, tweeted his support for the team
The United States led Wales 1-0 at the end of the first half of the second set encounter through Timothy Weah’s volley.
He posted: “Wishing the USMNT the best of luck in the World Cup! Michelle and I are extremely proud of what you have accomplished so far, and we will continue to support you throughout.
The Golden State Warriors’ defending NBA champion Draymond Green also shared a message of his own on the team’s Twitter account.
Golden State posted a video of Green, in which he said, “As a fellow USA Olympics member, I would like to wish the USA World Team Qatar the best of luck. We know you’ll bring home the gold. We think so.
The US Women’s National Team also shared a video led by Alex Morgan, who recently claimed her 200th international title.
She said: “I just want to wish our guys the best of luck in the World Cup. It’s such a big tournament on such a huge stage. We’re all watching and can’t wait to see all the success you’ve had there.”
The video featured other USWNT members there sharing encouraging messages of their own, including one particularly enthusiastic one from American legend Megan Rapinoe.
Meanwhile, Paul Areola, who had previously taken to social media to express his displeasure at being left out of the squad, set out his heart to cheer on the players who have arrived in Qatar.
He shared with a short and simple message, he posted: “Good luck boys @USMNT!!!!!”
A host of American sports teams such as the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Angels and New York Jets also shared messages of encouragement, reinforcing the “one team” feeling. one nation.’
North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis backed the Nationals when he said, “Let’s go #TeamUSA!” I wish the USMNT good luck in the FIFA World Cup match. ‘
Paul Arreola, who remained from the roster, put his heartbreak to one side to support the team
A number of American sports teams such as the Los Angeles Angels have also supported the USMNT
North Carolina State Senator Tom Tillis shared his cheer for the national team