Megan Rapinoe Wants FIFA to Invest in Women’s Teams

"Incremental change... is just not enough." U.S. Women's National Team Captain Megan Rapinoe wants FIFA to treat and pay their athletes equally — regardless of gender. ⚽👀

A Word with FIFA's Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe is an American professional soccer midfielder/winger who plays for and captains Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League. As a member of the United States women's national soccer team, she helped the U.S. win the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, gold at the 2012 London Olympics, and finish runners-up at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. Since 2018, she co-captains her national team alongside Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan.

Rapinoe is an advocate for several LGBT organizations, including the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network and Athlete Ally. In 2013, she was presented the board of directors Award by the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. She is sponsored by Nike, Samsung and DJO Global, and has appeared in multiple profile-raising pieces for clothing company Wildfang, as well as for Nike. She previously played for the Chicago Red Stars, Philadelphia Independence and magicJack in Women's Professional Soccer as well as Olympique Lyonnais in France's Féminine Division 1.

Megan Rapinoe, Captain of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team is no stranger to advocating for better conditions and equality in women’s soccer. In the 2018 men’s World Cup, teams eliminated in the first round collected 8$ million reward. At the 2015 women’s World Cup, those teams collected 2$ million according to Business Insider. Rapinoe thinks when more representation and acceptance of diversity is present at the highest level, change will come more strongly. Currently, the USWNT is suing U.S. Soccer for gender discrimination on the basis of pay disparity.


06/05/2019 10:22 AM


  • Zakaria T.
    07/29/2019 18:33


  • Todd T.
    07/13/2019 07:56

    Nobody watches you dikes sorry. Soccer sucks men or women but y'all don't generate money so don't cry about equal pay.

  • David T.
    07/10/2019 10:04

    That guy again.. 🙄

  • Jerome A.
    07/10/2019 07:29


  • Charles G.
    07/09/2019 14:32

    the players knew in advance of what the prize was for wining, so they can't complain women's tennis demanded equal pay. When they play the best of 5 sets like the men then give them the money

  • Paul L.
    07/09/2019 12:47

    Gain more fans and bring more money on the table to the companies who endorse you and support you as an athlete. When that day comes, that's the only time you can demand sh*t and stuff. You wanted to be a man right? Then man up! Stop whining like a little girl.

  • Nelson W.
    07/09/2019 11:42

    pay according to the ratio of mens players to womans players

  • Suzanne B.
    07/09/2019 10:24

    Equality for all doesn't mean that someone has to give up something - there is not fixed amount of equality - equality is endless. That is what the people with the privlege are afraid of...

  • Rob W.
    07/09/2019 06:34

    She looks poor right enough

  • Chris C.
    07/09/2019 05:42

    Men's soccer generates over 6 BILLION DOLLARS in revenue while women's soccer only generates i think around 130 million they aren't even in the same league

  • Frank B.
    07/09/2019 04:07

    If women's soccer was large as men's in terms of TV audience, advertising and ticket revenue, they would be entitled to most certainly equal pay and more if warranted by larger crowds. This is only common sense. It's always in the numbers. It is not about gender discrimination.

  • Court C.
    07/09/2019 03:50

    She dreamed of being filthy Rich - and Reality hit! Lol. That's life!!!!

  • Jim K.
    07/09/2019 03:43

    Dream on dude

  • Court C.
    07/09/2019 03:36

    Attack EVERYONE That Doesn't watch Womens soccer or leagues compared to what men's leagues are watched! Yeah attack that and see where u get! This is like my wife saying she does More than me! I work 12+ Every day! Do dishes, laundry, clean house, and on weekends I watch kids cuz she NEEDS FRIEND TIME!! CRY AND COMPLAIN CUZ PEOPLE LIKE ME WISH WE WERE YOU!!! In fact, GLAD IM NOT YOU!!!!

  • Court C.
    07/09/2019 03:31

    I play soccer in my front yard! WHY DONT I GET PAID THE SAME!!!? What a idiot

  • Court C.
    07/09/2019 03:29

    Ok "Colin" (butt hole) - your career is DONE!!!! GOOD BYE! :)

  • Ricardo P.
    07/09/2019 01:40

    Who pays to watch women's football?

  • Rossum W.
    07/09/2019 00:50

    Stay where you are! don't ask to much!and be humble , it might change the wind blow!.

  • Gary W.
    07/09/2019 00:49


  • Lori B.
    07/09/2019 00:44


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