Hotel Melia Paris La Defense, Paris, France - 13th June 2019
1. 00:00 Samantha Mewis and Rose Lavelle take seat at news conference
2. 00:10 Cutaway of media
3. 00:16 Various of Samantha Mewis and Rose Lavelle at news conference
4. 00:29 SOUNDBITE (English): Samantha Mewis, USA midfielder
(about whether the complaints on the 'excessive' celebrations in Thai rout bothered the team)
"I don't really think we, as a team are like super involved in watching and reading a lot of media about ourselves to be honest. But I do… we had heard that there was some things going on and I think that we're really kind of just trying to focus on the next game on Chile. And we respect Thailand a lot. And I think that we're just kind of looking at the next game now."
5. 00:56 SOUNDBITE (English): Samantha Mewis, USA midfielder
(regarding the magazine Charlie Hebdo's obscene image on front cover depicting the Women's World Cup)
"I haven't seen it. I don't think Rose has seen it either. So I can't really comment directly on it but hopefully going forward this tournament can help people all over the world respect female footballers more. And it sounds inappropriate. But again I can't really comment because I haven't seen it. So I hope that through our play people can kind of catch up to the times and understand that what we're doing is awesome and that we deserve a lot of respect."
6. 01:31 SOUNDBITE (English): Rose Lavelle, USA midfielder
(about her first World Cup and the first goal)
"Yeah, I think it kind of came quickly. Like the World Cup it felt like something that was so far off and then all of a sudden the coming months just like went by really fast. So I feel like it didn't really give me or I… I don't know if it's being real but I didn't really give me a second till I kind of taking it in and just like realise what was happening and then I think once I got to the game it was like Here we go. And yeah it was really exciting. I was excited to get the first goal but I got two great passes so they made it easy for me."
7. 02:10 SOUNDBITE (English): Samantha Mewis, USA midfielder
(about teammate Lindsey Horan)
"Yeah. I think that seeing someone like Lindsay (Horan) who when we met when we were super young. We kind of always knew she'd be here like everyone in the youth camps so I was like we just knew this was where Lindsay was going to end up and she had so much ahead of her which is like we all know that again. And it's exciting to see someone's dreams come true in that way and I know it's kind of happening for all of us. But just being really close with her and and knowing everything that she's put in to get here is so exciting to see and she's definitely guiding us around. She gives us little French tips when we have questions and I actually followed my parents and I followed behind her and her parents last night like ten feet away to dinner, because I had no idea where to go so we were just like little ducklings following. But she's been really helpful with them."
8. 03:00 SOUNDBITE (English): Rose Lavelle, USA midfielder
(about her teammate Megan Rapinoe)
"Yeah. Pino (Megan Rapinoe) is like a leader on and off the field and it's been I always say this like you guys probably heard it because I say it that often that I just feel like I came at such a cool time when there was like a new wave of younger people coming in and then still like older veterans, too. And I feel so grateful because Pino's game is always been something I've looked up to and have tried to kind of model myself after and so. To be able to now be on the same field as her and learning from her on and off the field has been so amazing and I feel so grateful to have her as a teammate."
Samantha Mewis hoped the FIFA Women's World Cup would help the people to respect female footballers more as she reacted to the "inappropriate" front cover on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Thursday.
The defending champions and three-time winners of the World Cup were in Paris, preparing to face Chile in Group F after their 13-0 rout of Thailand on Tuesday.
Alex Morgan tied the tournament record with five goals while midfielders Samantha Mewis and Rose Lavelle each added a pair of goals, which broke the record for goals and margin of victory in a World Cup game.
Some complained the Americans' celebrations were "excessive and disrespectful", though Mewis said on Thursday that they "respect Thailand a lot" and will move on to the next game on Chile.