The United States women’s soccer team celebrated their World Cup victory with a parade through New York City today.
Finishing at City Hall, United States Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro went up to the podium, where he proceeded to butcher Megan Rapinoe’s name:
AWKWARD: U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro mispronounced Megan Rapinoe's name while honoring her during the ticker-tape parade ceremony https://t.co/T7PgvuNpqj #USWNT #ParadeofChampions #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/7C0lgVbLl3
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) July 10, 2019
I agree with ABC 7 Eyewitness News; that was awkward as hell. This would be like Gary Bettman not knowing how to pronounce “Giroux,” as he hands the Stanley Cup to the Flyers captain in June of 2020.
Here’s Carli Lloyd shouting out the Philadelphia Eagles at the parade –
— SPORTSRADIO 94WIP (@SportsRadioWIP) July 10, 2019