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Megan Rapinoe          

Midfielder & Winger on the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, Olympic Gold Medalist, LGBTQ+ Activist

Megan Rapinoe is an American professional soccer player. As a member of the US Women's national soccer team, she helped win the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments and a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. A co-captain of the team since 2018, she was named the Best FIFA Women's Player in 2019, and was awarded the Golden Boot.

Ever since Rapinoe scored a goal against Colombia in the 2011 World Cup and then headed to the corner to serenade the flag with “Born in the USA,” she’s established herself as someone who leaves an impression. She also runs a camp with twin sister, Rachael, where she passes on the values that have made her great: having fun and working hard. Her favorite part is talking with the kids.

Rapinoe is an advocate for numerous LGBTQIA+ organizations, including the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and Athlete Ally. In 2013, she received the Board of Directors Award from the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. Rapinoe was included in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2020, and in 2022 she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Joe Biden.

Books


9781984881168
One Life
2020

News


Sue Bird, Megan Rapinoe announce engagement with Instagram pic
Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird and U.S. women's national team soccer player Megan Rapinoe are engaged.
ESPYS co-hosts Megan Rapinoe, Sue Bird plot their course as athlete activists, white allies
There is no bigger power couple in the sports world right now than three-time WNBA champion Sue Bird and two-time World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe.

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