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USWNT stars Rapinoe and Morgan hoping for changes off the field as squad begins 'Victory Tour'

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Published on August 4, 2019 - Duration: 01:40s

USWNT stars Rapinoe and Morgan hoping for changes off the field as squad begins 'Victory Tour'

U.S. Women's National Team stars Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan hoping for changes off the field as squad begins "Victory Tour"

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USWNT stars Rapinoe and Morgan hoping for changes off the field as squad begins 'Victory Tour'

SHOWS: PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 2, 2019)(REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM (USWNT) WAVING TO FANS AT ROSE BOWL - SITE OF FRIENDLY 'VICTORY TOUR' MATCH AGAINST IRELAND 2.

USWNT PLAYER MEGAN RAPINOE SPEAKING TO REPORTERS 3.

(SOUNDBITE)(English) USWNT PLAYER MEGAN RAPINOE AFTER BEING ASKED WHAT SHE WOULD TELL DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "I mean I think I've already said it, I think that his (Donald Trump's) message is incredibly exclusive, I think it's, first and foremost for Donald Trump, and second, for people who give him money or support him or are part of the sort of upper echelon even of the one percent.

I think that we need to come together as a country and try to figure out ways to make this place better for everyone, I don't think any of his policies really have in mind of trying to make it better for everyone, it's mostly just about himself and the people that support him, you know, in terms of giving money, but honestly even his base I think he's excluding a lot of his base too in a lot of policies so I would just say that your message is very exclusive and that in order to continue to grow as a country and continue to be one of the best countries in the world then we need to take care of everyone not just yourself." 4.

RAPINOE SPEAKING TO REPORTERS 5.

USWNT PLAYER ALEX MORGAN SPEAKING TO REPORTERS 6.

(SOUNDBITE)(English) USWNT PLAYER ALEX MORGAN AFTER BEING ASKED ABOUT STATUS OF THEIR EQUAL PAY LAWSUIT, SAYING: "Yeah, I mean obviously we're speaking closely with our lawyers and we hope to resolve this sooner rather than later and move forward together with U.S. Soccer, I think that's what we all would like so, so we're definitely working on doing that." 7.

USWNT COACH JILL ELLIS ON FIELD 8.

USWNT PLAYERS GETTING READY TO TAKE TEAM PHOTO 9.

USWNT PLAYERS PHOTO 10.

FRONT ROW OF USWNT PLAYERS PHOTO STORY: As the United States Women's National Team prepared to take the field for the start of their "Victory Tour" this weekend to celebrate their recent World Cup win, stars Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan touched on matters off the field.

Rapinoe and Morgan will not start the opening friendly Saturday (August 3) night against Ireland at the Rose Bowl but they were with the team Friday (August 2) for a group photo and to greet fans.

The pair of forwards also spoke with reporters where Rapinoe was asked about her online back and forth with U.S. president Donald Trump and Morgan about the state of their equal pay lawsuit.

The USWNT will continue their tour with friendlies against Portugal on August 29 in Philadelphia and September 3 in St.

Paul, Minnesota before concluding with two matches against South Korea in early October in Charlotte and Chicago.

(Production: David Grip)

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