USWNT gets hands-on with practice ahead of Concacaf W Championship

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The U.S. women’s national soccer team kicked off its Concacaf W Championship training with a heated game of handball.

The team posted a video of the session to its social media account, showing the squad having a little fun ahead of World Cup qualifying in Mexico.

Megan Rapinoe’s attendance at fiancée Sue Bird’s WNBA games appears to have paid off, with the veteran forward pulling off a slick behind-the-back, no-look pass during the session.

The USWNT will begin their World Cup qualifying campaign Monday against Haiti at Estadio Universitario in Mexico. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network, Paramount+ and ViX.

The United States has won all seven of its previous meetings with Haiti, most recently downing the team 4-0 in January 2020.