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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. ⚽

The Life of Soccer Superstar Megan 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.

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06/20/2019 10:22 AMupdated: 07/11/2019 2:33 PM
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49 comments

  • Brut
    06/20/2019 13:22

    "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. 👀9

  • Michael W.
    06/20/2019 18:00

    bullshit paying both genders the same. womens soccer doesnt get the viewership or sell the tickets that male soccer does, so NO women players should not be paid the same, if you want everyone paid the same then you are communist and communisim never works you only make the small percentage rich and the rest are forgotten,

  • Jimmy C.
    06/20/2019 20:50

    Megan is an anti-American coward

  • Herman-Emannuel B.
    06/22/2019 11:30

    "Justice raciale"? Beh, les races n'existent pas.

  • Bob L.
    06/22/2019 13:37

    There is no issue with her personal/private agenda BUT when AS A REPRESENTATIVE of our nation and the WNT she chose to DISGRACE the kit and disrespect our nation. Though I believe her obvious political agenda is ANTI-AMERICAN it is her blatant disrespect which puts her at the bottom of the cesspool of traitors to our nation.

  • Steven P.
    06/25/2019 22:33

    Cool. She also decided not to prorest trump in team USA's world cup match by not participaying in our national anthem. Take a knee why dont you. Sad

  • Paul M.
    06/25/2019 23:51

    She needs to leave this country

  • James K.
    06/26/2019 05:26

    California-that figures! I can't stand her!

  • Paul A.
    06/26/2019 13:10

    Biggest POS ever to play soccer. Hope USA loses

  • Brett T.
    06/26/2019 19:46

    She’s also anti American - screw her!!!

  • Telly S.
    06/26/2019 21:53

    I love soccer, I love team USA, but I don't like or appreciate what Megan Repinoe is doing to this team or sport. It just goes to show how self centered this punk is. I can't and won't cheer for her, but will for the team.

  • Steve Z.
    06/26/2019 22:34

    HOW MANY GOLD MEDALS DO HIS KIDS HAVE... END OF STORY

  • Horacio A.
    06/27/2019 18:34

    It won't happen because not enough people watch it

  • Vardhan B.
    06/28/2019 21:12

    Megan Rapinoe: 4 goals in last two matches..unbelievable goals!

  • Dale S.
    06/29/2019 03:34

    He is a pretty good player

  • Alexander L.
    07/07/2019 15:05

    Hitting the unlike option in 1... 2.... 3...

  • Christopher A.
    07/07/2019 15:13

    She may be a good athlete. But I put her right alongside that douchebag Kaepernick for her unpatriotic rants.

  • Cindy S.
    07/07/2019 15:41

    I am very proud of your success keep it up girl

  • Joyce A.
    07/07/2019 15:41

    Run for Congress, please!

  • David T.
    07/07/2019 15:43

    Good job sir..