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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
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17 comments

  • Charley H.
    14 hours

    Wait, I'm stifling a yawn!!!

  • Hugh C.
    2 days

    Love her!!

  • Inez O.
    2 days

    Amazing she witch still takes the paycheck.. What a POS

  • Clara R.
    3 days

    I agree with you Ms.Alexander. She should go play in another country like North Korea. She would be shot if she didn’t honor their flag. I dint even think she should get the award

  • David J.
    4 days

    Why is this dude back??

  • Steve B.
    7 days

    An anti-American loser!

  • Elwood M.
    12/05/2019 04:51

    💩

  • Phyllis A.
    12/05/2019 01:37

    She’s unpatriotic! Not my idea of a winner!

  • Sid P.
    12/04/2019 05:40

    Anti-American 🖕🏼

  • Abdiwali S.
    12/03/2019 18:10

    But she Is homosexual

  • Arien C.
    12/03/2019 12:05

    Lol

  • DKalionian B.
    12/03/2019 07:45

    Excellent !

  • Virginia B.
    12/03/2019 00:23

    My granddaughter was her photo shoot artist for the Glamour cover.

  • Jalil A.
    12/02/2019 23:38

    She can't be better than aby wambach

  • Gareth B.
    12/02/2019 23:16

    Best of all time? Female maybe, but that's a bloody bold statement. I do admire her for her stance on equality.

  • Brut
    12/02/2019 22:46

    "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. ⚽👀3

  • Kenneth B.
    12/02/2019 22:05

    Too bad she’s a jerk!