Live With Kelly & Michael: Women’s Soccer
This summer, the US Women’s Soccer team scored a third consecutive gold medal. Two ladies from the team, Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd, dropped by Live with Kelly & Michael to show off their gold medals.
Kelly & Michael: Alex Morgan Gold Medal
Kelly said she thinks the ladies look enough alike that they could be sisters. It was the second gold medal win for Carli, but the first for Alex.
“Everyone was wearing it, taking pictures of it, every day since then,” Alex Morgan said.
Michael Strahan: Carli Lloyd Cinderella Story
Carli said she didn’t really give her new teammate any special advice. But Carli explained how she lost her starting spot just before the Olympics. She said she was upset, but she pushed herself in training to prove her worth.
Michael recalled that Carli made a huge difference, scoring the two goals that won the team’s final match.
“I don’t think it could be written any better than that, but I’m going to have to top it hopefully in Rio,” Carli said.
Kelly Ripa: Girls in Soccer
Kelly said she likes to watch how the Olympics affect girls signing up to play soccer after seeing the Olympics. She wondered if the girls notice a growth in younger fans.
Alex said that she remembered having a passion as a little girl. She said girls don’t have to choose between being girly and enjoying sports.
Alex Morgan Twitter with President Obama
Alex Morgan has nearly 1 million Twitter followers (@AlexMorgan13), but Michael was even more impressed that she got a tweet from President Barack Obama. She said she heard about it before she saw it herself.
Challenge with the Champions: Carli Vs Alex
This week, Challenge with the Champions has pitted Kelly and Michael against members of the US Women’s Gymnastics team, as well as NBA baller Amar’e Stoudemire. Now, they are taking on these soccer stars.
Kelly and Michael changed into hilarious Where’s Waldo-style soccer outfits. The teams had just a minute to navigate the courses, which involved dribbling from one end of the stage to the other. It was more confusing to explain than to perform. It’s possible that the co-hosts or athletes were also confused, because anarchy reigned at some point and it became a free-for-all.
Kelly (and her partner Alex) lost once again, leaving Michael (and Carli) as the day’s winners. I agree with Kelly’s idea from earlier in the show, that they should challenge athletes in something none of them is skilled at.