Megan Rapinoe

American soccer player

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Megan Rapinoe: American soccer player
Megan Anna Rapinoe is an American professional soccer player who plays as a winger and captains OL Reign in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States national team. Winner of the Ballon d'Or Féminin and named The Best FIFA Women's Player in 2019, Rapinoe won gold with the national team at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup and she played for the team at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup where the U.S. finished in second place. Since 2018, she co-captains the national team alongside Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan. She previously played for the Chicago Red Stars, Philadelphia Independence, and MagicJack in Women's Professional Soccer (WPS), as well as Olympique Lyonnais in France's Division 1 Féminine.


Court denies US Women's National Team players equal pay act claim against U.S. Soccer [Video]

Court denies US Women's National Team players equal pay act claim against U.S. Soccer

U.S. women's soccer team's claims for equal pay dismissed by court, handing a victory to the United States Soccer Federation

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U.S. women's soccer superstar and outspoken social activist Megan Rapinoe endorsed Warren for 2020, saying that we can't "get to a better place by walking a moderate line" - Published

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From award shows to magazine covers, it can often feel as though Megan Rapinoe is everywhere - and soon, that might include rallies for Democratic presidential candidates.
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Megan Rapinoe named Sports Illustrated's 2019 Sportsperson of the Year

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Megan Rapinoe, the captain of the U.S. women’s soccer national team, was named Sports Illustrated’s 2019 Sportsperson of the Year, the magazine announced Monday. >> Read more trending news Rapinoe,..
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Megan Rapinoe honored as best female soccer player of the year

She beat out USA teammate Alex Morgan and England's Lucy Bronze for the prize
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Lionel Messi has warned his rivals he still has "several years left" at the top after the Barcelona superstar won a record sixth Ballon d'Or in Paris on Monday, while USA captain Megan Rapinoe claimed..
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Megan Rapinoe wins Women's Ballon d'Or, Lucy Bronze second

USA's Megan Rapinoe has won Women's Ballon d'Or for 2019, with England's Lucy Bronze the runner-up.
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The biggest names in world football will descend on Paris on Monday for the 2019 Ballon d'Or ceremony, with Lionel Messi and USA women's World Cup superstar Megan Rapinoe tipped to leave with the..
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Unveiling Glamour Magazine’s 2019 Women of the Year honorees

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In speech, Megan Rapinoe praises Colin Kaepernick: '(He's) still effectively banned from the NFL'

U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe, in her Glamour Woman of the Year speech, said, "Colin Kaepernick is still effectively banned from the NFL." - Published

Theron on 'Bombshell': 'This is a nonpartisan issue'

At the Glamour Women of the Year awards, Charlize Theron says her new film "Bombshell," which explores the sexual harassment scandal at Fox News, is a nonpartisan story; while Ava DuVernay, Jameela.. - Published

Megan Rapinoe's fight for equality

One of sport's biggest names talks racism, equal pay and LGBT rights with Radio 1 Newsbeat.
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Megan Rapinoe calls on footballers to change the world at Fifa awards

US star Megan Rapinoe has called on footballers to tackle racism and sexism after winning Fifa's top award.
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Lionel Messi, Megan Rapinoe win Fifa Player of the Year awards

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Rapinoe beats Bronze to best women's player award

Megan Rapinoe wins the women's player award at the Best Fifa Football Awards, ahead of fellow American Alex Morgan and England's Lucy Bronze.
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Rapinoe wins Fifa Award - watch all her golden boot goals from the World Cup

USA striker Megan Rapinoe wins the Women's World Cup Golden Boot after finishing the tournament with six goals and three assists.
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Best Fifa Football Awards: Lucy Bronze, Megan Rapinoe or Alex Morgan?

Fifa will name its women's player of the year on Monday - we assess who out of finalists Lucy Bronze, Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan should win the award.
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Megan Rapinoe doesn't get how her dad voted for Trump, watches Fox News and still supports her

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U.S. soccer stars explain why equal pay talks broke down

"At any point, when they're willing and ready to come and have a serious talk about equal pay, we're always willing to listen to that," said co-captain Megan Rapinoe
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USWNT stars on why talks with U.S. Soccer broke down so quickly

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Megan Rapinoe: Meeting with President Trump wouldn't change his mind

USWNT star Megan Rapinoe said she doesn't see any value in meeting with President Trump, even in an attempt to discuss their differences. - Published

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Police investigating defaced Rapinoe posters as possible hate crime

Officers found eight posters at Manhattan subway station with permanent marks that featured "various derogatory, anti-sexual orientation comments"
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After a brilliant World Cup victory, US stars return to their day jobs

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Football star Megan Rapinoe calls for equal pay for 'badass' US national team at World Cup victory parade in NYC

Amid chants of "equal pay," "USA" and streams of confetti, the World Cup-winning US women's soccer team was feted by tens of thousands of adoring fans with a ticker-tape parade in New York on..
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U.S. women's soccer team honored with parade after World Cup win

After winning another World Cup, the U.S. Women's National Team was honored with a victory parade in Manhattan. Co-captain Megan Rapinoe gave a speech and was cheered on by fans. Jericka Duncan has..
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Posters featuring USWNT star Megan Rapinoe were vandalized with derogatory slurs in NYC subway station. NYPD's hate crimes division has opened probe. - Published

World Cup parade: Megan Rapinoe demands equal pay for 'badass team'

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In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, U.S. women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe had a direct message for President Donald Trump. - Published

Megan Rapinoe accepts invitation for U.S. World Cup champs to visit Congress

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Megan Rapinoe's high school yearbook: How she handled national anthem, teamwork as a teen

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Who is Megan Rapinoe's brother Brian?

"Just one thing – happy birthday, Brain! I love you!" she said at the very end of a post-game interview.
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US Women win 4th World Cup title, eye gender equality

The United States won its record fourth Women's World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the 61st minute and Rose Lavelle added a.. - Published

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