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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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27 comments

  • Taylor B.
    12/31/2019 05:36

    So she wants the men to be paid as much as the women?

  • Sylvia E.
    12/31/2019 00:33

    Megan Rapinoe is the Best..

  • Jenny D.
    12/30/2019 21:44

    Congratulations meghan!!!

  • Kenny N.
    12/30/2019 17:24

    Ew

  • Jim L.
    12/23/2019 13:13

    SJW Lesbohemian.

  • Jackie G.
    12/18/2019 19:44

    Women's sports in general need to think about the clothing lines that they represent. Nike has such a bad reputation with female athletes and their poor coaching choices and their behavior towards female athletes. So, if indeed you want to make soccer 'better; than when you started, FIND ANOTHER LINE of clothing and STAND UP for the FEMALE ATHLETES that have been treated so poorly by Nike.

  • Retgrunt D.
    12/18/2019 19:23

    One ugly guy

  • Carl D.
    12/18/2019 16:09

    What a dish rag! Pink hair to boot! Who watches woman's soccer!

  • Michael C.
    12/16/2019 00:19

    That wouldn't be her forsure...

  • W G.
    12/12/2019 18:35

    Mia Hamm is the best.

  • Charley H.
    12/11/2019 15:24

    Wait, I'm stifling a yawn!!!

  • Hugh C.
    12/10/2019 12:28

    Love her!!

  • Inez O.
    12/10/2019 01:10

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

  • Clara R.
    12/09/2019 17:30

    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.
    12/08/2019 17:20

    Why is this dude back??

  • Steve B.
    12/05/2019 16:18

    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