BY PETER HAILEY
The US Women's soccer team will take the field tonight against Nigeria with a chance to win their group as the World Cup's opening stage is coming to a close.
So far, the Americans beat Australia 3-1 and registered a scoreless tie against Sweden. They're not at risk of being eliminated, but a win would put them in the best position to succeed in the future rounds. It's an important match, and many fans will be anxiously waiting the result -- including Robert Griffin III and Bryce Harper.
The Redskins quarterback and Nationals outfielder both recently took to social media to declare their love for their country and show their support for Alex Morgan, Sydney Leroux and co. A few days ago, Griffin sent out this picture on Twitter, in which he's sporting a sweet custom jersey:
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) June 13, 2015
The "Reese's Dad" uniform is of course in reference to Griffin's new baby daughter, who was born on May 22nd. It also seems that he decided to keep the number he wears on Sundays the same as the number he puts on his personally customized jerseys. Smart move.
And as was covered last week, Harper posted a snapshot on Instagram of him in a Leroux jersey, where he wished the team luck before their first game, saying "Bring it home ladies!" It's easy to see why Harper picked Leroux's jersey as the one he wants to wear: she's one of the team's more aggressive players, a quality that Harper has as well.
Unfortunately for Bryce, he'll be playing against the Rays when kick off happens at 8 p.m. As for Griffin, he had OTA's earlier today, but he should have made it home in time for the start of the match -- even if Beltway traffic was horrendous.
UPDATE, 10:13 P.M. : Redskins corner DeAngelo Hall joined Griffin and Harper on the USWNT bandwagon, as he tweeted this picture of him after the game, which the U.S. won 1-0:
This what I was wearing all day today. Go USA!!!!!!!! Let's keep it going pic.twitter.com/4j92ToRm8P
— DeAngelo Hall (@DeAngeloHall23) June 17, 2015
The jersey Hall is wearing belongs to Ali Krieger, who, like Hall, is in the business of preventing opponents from scoring; she's a defender for Jillian Ellis' American squad.