- Ted Lasso, played by actor Jason Sudeikis, helped the US Women’s National Team announce its Olympics roster.
- He and Coach Beard, played by Brendan Hunt, revealed the 18 players headed to Tokyo on Twitter.
- Check out the video from the official USWNT account below:
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The US Women’s National Team’s highly-anticipated Olympics roster has finally dropped.
And the top-ranked team on the planet enlisted everybody’s favorite soccer coach to help announce the players picked to make the trip to Tokyo.
Jason Sudeikis took over the official USWNT Twitter account as Ted Lasso – the beloved character from the eponymous hit television show – to reveal the 18-person roster with his partner-in-crime, Coach Beard.
Together, the coaching pair discussed Rose Lavelle’s resemblence to Daisy from “Downton Abbey,” the perils of rewarding Megan Rapinoe with just one golden boot, and whether or not Alex Morgan’s Lasso-inspired National Women’s Soccer League goal celebration actually stemmed from a satellite camera at AFC Richmond practice.
Eventually, Lasso and Beard got through all 18 players and announced the alternates. They even had time to offer USWNT head coach Vlatko Andonovski some advice:
“Every time they kick the ball, it’s not coming at you,” Lasso said. “You don’t always have to duck.”
Check out the full clip below:
-U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) June 23, 2021