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The Life of Soccer Superstar Megan Rapinoe

She's one of the best American soccer players of all time. Off the field, she's a fierce advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, gender equality and racial justice. This is Megan Rapinoe. ⚽

Megan Rapinoe takes home 2nd Ballon d'Or

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 collectedan 8 million dollar 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.

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06/20/2019 10:22 AMupdated: 12/02/2019 9:50 PM

23 comments

  • Olen H.
    a day

    That's weird... she hates Asian people. Sure it was just a tweet and from 10 years ago, but we have to hold everyone to the same standards...no? Nobody should get a pass.

  • Mustafa B.
    3 days

    *As a freshie, not freshman

  • Jackie M.
    3 days

    Garbage straight garbage.

  • Jason J.
    3 days

    Yuck...disgusting

  • Kathryn S.
    3 days

    Most of us don't give a s***just wants to be the head of the class and attention yep she's different all right. Play the game like you're supposed to and stand up for the national anthem like you are supposed to like everybody else that's been standing up for years. Everyone has the right to speech and freedom there is a time and place for everything

  • Mary W.
    3 days

    Don’t really care about anyone who is anti-American!

  • Forrest C.
    3 days

    Anything for money

  • Kellie B.
    3 days

    It's all about the money.

  • Mike W.
    4 days

    Go away, degenerates. This Q stomps the American flag. Probably wears Brut. Ha

  • Daniel D.
    4 days

    She is delusional. She wants the same paycheck for deliviring 10 procent of the quality of what men bring on the pitch. Crazy lady

  • Jeff R.
    4 days

    I guess VS is no longer a secret ..... they suck

  • Brian B.
    4 days

    SOCCER SUCKS.

  • Brian B.
    4 days

    🐄💨💩💩💩

  • Izoria C.
    4 days

    Oan: I love how she angers middle age white men 😂😂😂 why are y’all so angry tho

  • Izoria C.
    4 days

    Another small figured person. Can someone tell me what VS marketing department is smoking. I want some of that ish!

  • Katelyn C.
    4 days

    Bigot. Racist. Xenophobic. She is everything she has been kneeling against. Hypocrite.

  • Todd A.
    4 days

    Her old racist tweets defaming Asian people are surfacing.

  • Elizabeth B.
    4 days

    Straight up disgusting 🤮

  • Jimmy H.
    4 days

    Don't care what your sexual preference is or what you identify as. But i do take offense to anyone taking a knee during our national anthem and to the great flag that represents this great country

  • Darla S.
    4 days

    She’s a hell of a good role model for all women!!! The haters who call themselves humans and Christians are sheep without brains who bash her .