U.S. women’s national team stars foil various countries’ attempts to stop them from winning in Fox’s first commercial for the 2023 World Cup, released Friday.
Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Crystal Dunn, Rose Lavelle and Naomi Girma feature in the ad, titled “USA vs. The World,” which asks: What will it take to stop the USWNT from winning a third consecutive World Cup title?
English fans ponder which of the USWNT’s stars the Lionesses should mark: Morgan? Lavelle? Rapinoe? Trinity Rodman?
Brazilian fans wonder if an infusion of young talent could be the key, before noting that the USWNT has its own youth movement (see: Girma, Sophia Smith, Alyssa Thompson). France takes the opposite tack in the ad, touting its veteran experience, earning a retort from USWNT great (and Fox analyst) Carli Lloyd: “Listen to what you’re saying!”
And on the commercial goes, from Australian flight attendants trying to stop the USWNT from even reaching the tournament to opposing fans traveling back in time to prevent Rapinoe from ever playing soccer. The bottom line: The entire world is doing whatever it takes to stop the U.S. from taking the title.
Alex Morgan’s response? “Good luck with that.”
The commercial will make its broadcast debut Saturday during Fox’s coverage of the Belmont Stakes, but you can check out the video below. Fox’s World Cup coverage kicks off with the tournament openers on July 20.
This summer on FOX, it’s the USA vs The World as the @USWNT goes for a three-peat in the @FIFAWWC 🏆🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/Jr2NXQV453— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 9, 2023
This summer on FOX, it’s the USA vs The World as the @USWNT goes for a three-peat in the @FIFAWWC 🏆🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/Jr2NXQV453