Here's a hilariously poor lip-dubbed video from the U.S. women's soccer team. The motivation for this, I don't know.
So, what was the song choice? Is it everyone's favorite video mimicry of 2012, Ms. Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe"? It is not.
Could it be the painstaking, in vogue video recreation of Gotye's personal and piercing "Somebody That I Used to Know"? It is not.
Nope. Good ol' Miley Cyrus is the choice. The summer hit of '09 is definitely past its expiration date for viral videos, generally speaking, but it's got the whole U-S-A thing going on, so it fits. Plus: it's enjoyable because it's clear how casually put together this thing is. It starts off with some uncomfortable lip-dubbing, and then the 40-second mark come and it's all so uncomfortably hilarious.
Why I like it: You see again that these incredible athletes are just ladies who love to have them some fun. Female sports teams fuse together a fun sense of bonding, but believe me, having covered high school sports for years, there's also an overriding goofiness factor to these groups, especially the good ones. The better they are, the happier they are, and the more endearingly obnoxious the group dynamic can get with that safety net of success. I think that notion comes through here.
The U.S. women begin their Olympic quest Wednesday with a game against France.