Megan Rapinoe

Megan Anna Rapinoe (/rəˈpn/ (About this soundlisten); born July 5, 1985) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a winger and captains OL Reign of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), as well as the United States national team. Winner of the Ballon d'Or Féminin and named The Best FIFA Women's Player in 2019,[2][3] 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. Rapinoe co-captained the national team alongside Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan from 2018 to 2020, with the team earning the Bronze medal in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.[4][5] She previously played for the Chicago Red Stars, Philadelphia Independence, and MagicJack in Women's Professional Soccer (WPS), as well as Olympique Lyon in France's Division 1 Féminine.

Megan Rapinoe
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Rapinoe with the US national team in 2019
Personal information
Full name Megan Anna Rapinoe
Date of birth (1985-07-05) July 5, 1985 (age 36)[1]
Place of birth Redding, California, U.S.
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder, winger
Club information
Current team
OL Reign
Number 15
Youth career
2002–2005 Elk Grove Pride
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Portland Pilots
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Chicago Red Stars 38 (3)
2011 Philadelphia Independence 4 (1)
2011 MagicJack 10 (3)
2011 Sydney FC 2 (1)
2012 Seattle Sounders Women 2 (0)
2013–2014 Olympique Lyonnais 28 (8)
2013– OL Reign 75 (34)
National team
2003–2005 United States U-20 21 (9)
2006– United States 187 (62)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 8, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 26, 2021

Rapinoe is internationally known for her crafty style of play and activism.[6][7][8] Her precise cross to Abby Wambach in the 122nd minute of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup quarterfinal match against Brazil resulted in an equalizer goal and eventual win for the Americans after a penalty shootout. The last-minute goal was awarded ESPN's 2011 ESPY Award for Best Play of the Year. During the 2012 London Olympics, she scored three goals and tallied a team-high four assists to lead the United States to a gold medal. She is the first player, male or female, to score a goal directly from a corner at the Olympic Games, having done so twice. She won the Golden Boot and Golden Ball awards at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.[9]

Rapinoe is an advocate for numerous LGBT organizations, including the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and Athlete Ally. In 2013, she was awarded the board of directors Award by the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. She is sponsored by Nike, Procter & Gamble, BodyArmor, Hulu, LUNA Bar, Samsung, and DJO Global, and has appeared in multiple promotional pieces for clothing company Wildfang, as well as for Nike. In 2019, she co-founded a gender-neutral lifestyle brand, re-inc, with fellow athletes Christen Press, Tobin Heath, and Meghan Klingenberg.[10]

Rapinoe is included in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2020.[11]

Early life

Rapinoe grew up in Redding, California, with her parents, Jim and Denise, and five siblings, including her fraternal twin Rachael Rapinoe. Denise and Jim raised seven children together, not all their own. Denise has a son and daughter, Michael and Jenny, from a previous marriage; then came older brother Brian and then the twins five years later. Jim and her grandfather Jack both served in the Army.[12] She has Italian (from her paternal grandfather) and Irish ancestry.[13] She idolized her older brother Brian and started playing soccer at age three after watching him play the sport,[14] but he started using drugs when the girls were in second grade.[12] When she was ten and he was fifteen, he was put in juvenile detention, and was thereafter in and out of various prisons including Pelican Bay State Prison. Brian has since made a determined effort to avoid drugs after seeing his younger sister's success in international soccer and not being able to be present with his family.[15] For both Rachael and Megan, soccer was a means to get away from the drug abuse that is widespread in rural California.[14]

High school

Rapinoe spent most of her youth playing with teams coached by her father until high school.[16] Instead of playing soccer at Foothill High School, Rapinoe played for the Elk Grove Pride club team, located south of Sacramento.[17][18] She competed in track as a freshman and sophomore; competed in basketball as a freshman, sophomore, and senior; and was on the honor roll every semester of high school.[18] Rapinoe was named Parade and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-American as a junior and senior. She was named to McDonald's All-American Girls High School Soccer West Team in 2004.[19] Rapinoe played for the under-14 Northern California state Olympic Development Program (ODP) team in 1999, as well as the regional ODP team in 2002.[20]

Elk Grove United, 2002–2005

From 2002 to 2005, Rapinoe played for Elk Grove Pride in the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) along with her sister, Rachael, and future national teammate, Stephanie Cox.[21][22] She and her family commuted two-and-a-half hours from her hometown to play with the team.[23] During the US Youth Soccer National Championships, she scored an equalizer goal in the 18th minute to tie the game 1–1 against the Peachtree City Lazers. Elk Grove United finished second at the nationals after the Lazers scored a game-winning goal in the second half.[24]

University of Portland Pilots, 2005–2008

Rapinoe and her sister both attended the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon. The Rapinoe twins almost committed to Santa Clara University before choosing to play for the Portland Pilots on full scholarships.[25] Rapinoe played in the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship in 2004, where the United States finished third. The result was that she did not play college soccer in that year.[26]

In 2005, as a freshman, Rapinoe helped the Pilots to an undefeated season and the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship. During the College Cup quarterfinal against Notre Dame, she scored twice and served one assist, helping the Pilots win 3–1 and advance in the College Cup.[27] During the College Cup final against UCLA, she scored one goal and served an assist helping the Pilots win 4–0.[28] She was named NSCAA First Team All-American and was on the Soccer America First Team Freshman All-America. Rapinoe made the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship All Tournament Team and was the West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year.[29] She was also named to the All-West Coast Conference First Team and the All-West Coast Conference Freshman Team. Rapinoe played and started all 25 games as an attacking midfielder, scoring 15 goals and adding 13 assists for 43 points – ranking fifth for freshman point totals in the school's history.[20] That year, she also scored seven game-winning goals.[18]

"I know this sounds weird, but getting hurt was one of the best things that ever happened to me. It really gave me a different perspective. Before, everything was going how it was supposed to be and I wasn't really appreciative of what I was doing and what it took to be there. The injury grounded me in a lot of different ways. The rehab process makes you stronger on all fronts, mentally and physically. I feel stronger and a better person for it. I would never wish it on anyone, but I don't wish I could take it back."

—Megan Rapinoe[30]

As a sophomore in 2006, Rapinoe was among the nation's leading scorers with ten goals and two assists in eleven matches. During a match against Washington State University on October 5, she suffered her first season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury (ACL) injury.[31] Despite her injury, she was one of four Portland players in the program's history, including Christine Sinclair, Tiffeny Milbrett, and Shannon MacMillan, to score 25 goals and 15 assists in two seasons.[18] In 2007, Rapinoe suffered her second season-ending ACL injury two games into the season.[20] She was granted a medical hardship waiver by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) but did not use it.[18][32]

After taking her time to recover from her second ACL injury, Rapinoe returned for the 2008 season and was on the starting lineup in all 22 games for the Pilots. She helped the team secure a 20–2 record scoring five goals and serving 13 assists.[33] Her 13 assists ranked first for the Pilots as well as in the West Coast Conference and she was named West Coast Conference Player of the Year.[34] She was also named a Soccer America First-Team All-American and NSCAA Second Team All-American.[18] Although she had one more season of college eligibility remaining due to her NCAA medical hardship waiver, she opted to enter the Women's Professional Soccer Draft instead.[18][35] Rapinoe's 88-point career, including 30 goals and 28 assists, ranks tenth in the school's history despite her playing only 60 games.[18]

Club career

Women's Professional Soccer (WPS), 2009–2011

Rapinoe was selected second overall in the 2009 WPS Draft by the Chicago Red Stars for the inaugural season of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS), the highest division of soccer in the United States at the time.[36] She was on the starting lineup in 17 of the 18 games in which she appeared for the Red Stars for a total of 1,375 minutes on the pitch.[37] Rapinoe scored two goals and assisted on three others.[18] In August 2009, she was named to the league's All-Star Team[38] and played in the 2009 WPS All-Star Game against Swedish Damallsvenskan champions Umeå IK.[39] In 2010, she started in 19 of the 20 games in which she appeared for the Red Stars. She scored one goal.[18]

 
Rapinoe warming up before a MagicJack match, 2011

In December 2010, Rapinoe signed with expansion team Philadelphia Independence after the Chicago Red Stars ceased operations.[40] She appeared in four games and scored one goal before being traded to MagicJack (formerly Washington Freedom) while she was in Germany for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.[41][42] It was reported that the "cash considerations" involved in the transfer were $100,000.[43][44] The average salary for a female player in the league was $25,000.[45] Rapinoe scored two goals in her eight regular season appearances for MagicJack[37] helping the team finish third in the league standings and secure a spot in the playoffs.[46][47] During the team's semi-final match against the Boston Breakers on August 17, 2011, Rapinoe scored in the 61st minute solidifying the team's 3–1 win and advancement to the championship final.[48] MagicJack was later defeated 2–0 by the Philadelphia Independence in the final.[49][50] On October 25, 2011, the WPS voted to terminate the MagicJack franchise, leaving Rapinoe and many other players as free agents for the 2012 season.[51] The league suspended operations in early 2012.[52]

Sydney FC and Seattle Sounders Women, 2011–2012

In October 2011, Rapinoe signed with Australian W-League team Sydney FC as a guest player for two games.[53] In her second game against Melbourne Victory, she scored with seven minutes remaining to seal three points for Sydney.[54] The win was the first for Sydney during the 2011–12 season.[55] Sydney FC went on to finish third in the regular season[56] and advanced to the playoffs where they were defeated by Brisbane Roar in penalty kicks.[57]

During the summer of 2012, Rapinoe joined fellow national team members Hope Solo, Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan and Stephanie Cox to play with the Seattle Sounders Women in between camps with the national team as they prepared for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[58] Of the signing, Sounders head coach Michelle French said, "Stemming from her leadership and success at the University of Portland, Megan has continued to evolve and grow into one of the most exciting, unpredictable, creative, and flashy players in the women's game."[59] Rapinoe made two appearances during the regular season with the team, serving two assists.[60] With Rapinoe and her national teammates' presence on the team,[61][62] the Sounders sold out nine of their ten home matches at the 4,500 capacity Starfire Stadium.[63] Average attendance during the 2012 season for the Sounders Women was four times higher than the next closest team.[63]

Olympique Lyonnais, 2013–2014

 
Rapinoe with Olympique Lyonnais in 2013

In January 2013, Rapinoe signed for six months with Olympique Lyonnais, the French side that had previously won six consecutive French league championships and two straight European titles, for a reported €11,000 (or approximately $14,000) a month.[64] Rapinoe played in six regular season matches for the team, scoring two goals primarily playing as a left winger in the squad's 4–3–3 formation.[37]

Rapinoe made her UEFA Women's Champions League debut during the first leg of the 2012–13 quarterfinal against FC Malmö on March 20.[65] She scored one goal during her 24 minutes on the pitch contributing to Lyon's 5–0 final victory.[66] She later scored a goal and served an assist during Lyon's 6–1 win over FCF Juvisy in the second leg of the semi-finals.[67] Rapinoe became the fifth American woman in history to play in a Champions League final when Lyon faced German side VfL Wolfsburg on May 23.[68][69] Lyon was defeated 1–0 in the final.[65] Rapinoe concluded her Champions League debut having made five appearances, scoring two goals and serving one assist.[65]

After returning to Lyon for the 2013–14 season,[70] Rapinoe scored three goals in her eight appearances for the club.[37] During the 2013–14 Champions League, she made four appearances for Lyon and scored one goal during the team's 6–0 defeat of FC Twente.[71][72] Lyon was eliminated in the Round of 16.[73] In January 2014, it was announced that Rapinoe had ended her time with Lyon earlier than planned and would be returning to the Seattle Reign for the entire 2014 season.[74] She finished her time with Lyon having scored 8 goals in 28 matches in all competitions.[75]

 
Rapinoe during a match against the Boston Breakers, April 13, 2014

Seattle Reign FC, 2013–present

In 2013, Rapinoe joined Seattle Reign FC to which she had been previously allocated in the National Women's Soccer League.[76] Before Rapinoe joined the squad, the team had been struggling to score goals and were 0–9–1 in ten games.[77] With the addition of Rapinoe, her national team and former Seattle Sounders Women teammate, Hope Solo, and some lineup changes to the front line, the Reign improved their goal-scoring ability and turned their league record around.[78] During a match against her former team in the WPS, the Chicago Red Stars, Rapinoe played a direct role in all of Seattle's four goals – leading the team to a 4–1 win over Chicago. After scoring two goals and serving one assist during the match, she was named NWSL Player of the Week for Week 16 for the 2013 NWSL season.[79] Despite only playing approximately half of the season (12 out of 22 regular season games), Rapinoe was the Reign's leading scorer with five goals.[80]

After suffering a foot injury during the first home match of the 2014 season on April 14, Rapinoe sat out several games and made her second season appearance on July 3 against Western New York Flash. Her four goals and one assist during the regular season helped the Reign secure the league's regular season title (NWSL Shield) with a 16–2–6 record and 54 points – 13 points ahead of the second place team, FC Kansas City.[81] During the team's playoff semi-final match against Washington Spirit, Rapinoe scored a goal helping the Reign win 2–1 and advance to the championship final against FC Kansas City.[82] Despite Rapinoe's goal during the championship final, the Reign was ultimately defeated by Kansas City 2–1.[83]

Rapinoe returned to the Reign for the 2015 season. During the team's first match against Western New York Flash, she scored her first professional hat trick and served an assist to Jess Fishlock to help the Reign defeat the Flash 5–1.[84][85] She was subsequently named the league's NWSL Player of the Week for week 1 of the season.[86][87]

In September 2019, the Reign FC recognized Rapinoe, along with 11 others, as a Reign FC Legend, joining the 36 previous legends.[88][89]

International career

Youth national teams

Rapinoe played for the United States under-16 national soccer team in 2002 and traveled with the team to France and Houston, Texas.[18] She also played at the United States Youth Soccer Association International Tournament in Houston in May 2003.[18]

From 2003 to 2005, Rapinoe played for the United States under-19 team. She made 21 appearances and scored nine goals.[18] Her first camp with the under-19 team occurred in January 2003 in Chula Vista, California.[18] She traveled with the team during a European tour to the Netherlands and Germany in July 2003.[18] She scored her first goal with the team against Mexico on March 1, 2003.[18] Rapinoe played in three matches at the 2004 CONCACAF Under-19 qualifying tournament, scoring three goals.[18] During the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship in Thailand she scored a team-high three goals, including one in the third place match victory against Brazil.[18][90][91]

Senior national team

National team debut and injury recovery, 2006–2009

Rapinoe trained with the United States women's national soccer team for the first time during the team's 2006 Residency Training Camp in Carson, California. She made her debut for the senior team on July 23, 2006, during a friendly match against Ireland. She scored her first two goals on October 1, 2006, during a friendly match against Taiwan.[18]

Due to two separate ACL injuries, Rapinoe did not play for the senior team in 2007 or 2008 and subsequently missed the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.[92] Upon her return to the team in 2009, she led the team in points with five, including two goals and one assist. She was on the starting lineup in six of the seven games in which she played the same year.[18]

During the 2009 Algarve Cup, Rapinoe scored the game-winning goal against Norway leading the team to a 1–0 victory during the team's third group stage match of the tournament.[93] After the U.S. finished at the top of their group, they were defeated during a penalty kick shootout by Sweden in the championship final.[18]

2011 FIFA Women's World Cup

 
Rapinoe (top) celebrates with her teammates after the United States scores a goal during the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup final.

In 2010, Rapinoe started eight of the ten games she played and scored four goals with two assists.[18] Rapinoe scored against Sweden and China and twice against Guatemala at the 2010 CONCACAF Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament, in which she played three games.[18] After the United States finished third at the tournament, they traveled to Italy to vie for a place at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in the UEFA-CONCACAF play-off against Italy. During the team's second match of the series, Rapinoe served the assist for Amy Rodriguez's game-winning goal helping the United States earn a berth to the 2011 World Cup.[94]

Rapinoe was named to the United States roster for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.[95] During the team's second group stage match against Colombia, she entered the match during the 50th minute and scored almost immediately to put the United States up 2–0.[96] Rapinoe celebrated her goal by running to the corner to the left of Colombia's goal, picking up an on-field microphone being used for the match's television broadcast, tapping it, and singing Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." into it.[97]

During the quarterfinal match against Brazil, Rapinoe came on as a substitute and served the precise cross to Abby Wambach's equalizer goal in the 122nd minute of the game: a goal that holds the record for latest goal ever scored in a World Cup match.[98] Rapinoe would later convert her shot during the penalty shootout to help send the United States to the semi-finals.[99] Rapinoe described her last minute cross against Brazil: "I just took a touch and friggin' smacked it with my left foot. I don't think I've hit a ball like that with my left foot. I got it to the back post and that beast in the air just got a hold of it."[100]

Following the match against Brazil, Rapinoe was named ESPN's Next Level Player of the Week for completing 5 of 10 crosses while the rest of the team was 0 for 18.[101] She served an assist in the semi-final against France in which the United States won 3–1. During the dramatic final match against Japan in front of 48,817 spectators at sold-out Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt and a record-breaking international television audience,[102] Rapinoe served her third assist of the tournament to Alex Morgan who scored the game-opening goal in the 69th minute.[18] The United States tied Japan 2–2 during regular and overtime leading to their second penalty kick shootout of the tournament. They were defeated 3–1 in penalties and concluded the tournament with a silver medal. Rapinoe's tournament record included one goal and three assists.[103] She played in all six games for the United States.[18]

2012 London Olympics

 
Rapinoe takes a corner kick in the gold medal match at the 2012 London Olympics.

Rapinoe helped lead the United States to a gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. During the team's second group stage match against Colombia, she scored the game-winning goal in the 33rd minute in what became a 3–0 win for the Americans.[104] After the U.S. defeated North Korea 1–0 in their final group stage match, they faced New Zealand in the quarterfinals and won 2–0.[105]

External video
  The Olimpico Goal – Megan Rapinoe – 90 Seconds of the Olympics on YouTube

During a dramatic semi-final match against Canada at Old Trafford, Rapinoe scored two game-equalizing goals in the 54th and 70th minutes. Her first goal was scored directly from a corner — a corner kick that goes untouched by another player into the net.[106][107] She is the first and so far only player, male or female, to score an Olimpico at the Olympic Games.[108] The U.S. defeated Canada 4–3 with a stoppage time goal in the 123rd minute by Alex Morgan.[109] With her two goals, Rapinoe is one of only five players, including Wei Haiying, Cristiane, Angela Hucles and Christine Sinclair, to have scored two goals during an Olympic semi-final.[110]

 
Rapinoe after the gold medal match at 2012 Summer Olympics; August 9, 2012

The United States team clinched the gold medal after defeating Japan 2–1 at Wembley Stadium in front of 80,203 spectators — the largest crowd ever for a women's Olympic soccer game.[111] Rapinoe assisted on Carli Lloyd's second goal of the final in the 53rd minute.[112] She ended the tournament with three goals and a team-high of four assists (tied with Alex Morgan).[18] Widely regarded as one of the top players of the Olympics, Rapinoe was named to numerous 'Team of the Tournament' lists including those selected by the BBC[113] and All White Kit.[114]

Rapinoe achieved a career-best 8 goals and 12 assists for the United States in 2012.[115]

2013–2014

At the 2013 Algarve Cup in Portugal, Rapinoe was named the Player of the Tournament, despite playing in only two of the four matches in which the United States competed. She was injured in practice and did not play during the final as the team defeated Germany to win the 2013 Algarve Cup.[116]

 
Rapinoe battles for the ball during a match against New Zealand at Candlestick Park, 2013.

During a friendly match against South Korea on June 20, 2013, Rapinoe served a corner kick that ended up being the assist for Abby Wambach's record-breaking 159th international goal. Wambach's goal broke the world record for most international goals scored by a male or female.[117][118] During a friendly match against New Zealand at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California, Rapinoe scored the game-opening goal on a direct free kick (her 23rd international goal) to help the U.S. win 4–1 and was named Player of the Match.[119]

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup

In April 2015, Rapinoe was named to the roster for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada coached by national team head coach Jill Ellis.[120] During the team's first group stage match against Australia, she scored the game opening goal in the 12th minute.[121] She also scored a second goal in the 78th minute.[122] With an additional goal scored by teammate Christen Press in the 61st minute, the United States won 3–1.[123]

During training for a Victory Tour match to celebrate the team's World Cup win in late 2015, Rapinoe tore her anterior cruciate ligament.[124] The national team game that she was training for was later cancelled due to poor field conditions.[125]

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

 
Rapinoe celebrates a goal with teammate Crystal Dunn, 2019

Rapinoe was named to the United States' 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup roster in May 2019; it was her third World Cup appearance.[126] In a 13–0 win over Thailand during the group stage of the tournament, she contributed a goal.[127] The United States advanced to the knockout stage, where they faced Spain. Rapinoe scored twice in a 2–1 victory that sent the U.S. to a quarterfinal matchup against the host country, France. In the fifth minute, Rapinoe scored on a free kick to give the United States an early lead. She later added a second goal, and the U.S. held on to earn a semi-final berth. Rapinoe was named Player of the Match by FIFA for her performances in the round of 16 and quarterfinals.[128]

Because of an injured hamstring, Rapinoe was forced to sit out of the United States' semi-final victory over England, but she recovered in time to start in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Final.[129] During the final on July 7 in front of a sold-out crowd of 57,900 fans at Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Rapinoe scored her 50th international goal on a penalty kick in the 61st minute.[130] After a second goal by teammate Rose Lavelle, the United States defeated the Netherlands 2–0 to clinch its second consecutive World Cup championship.[131] At age 34, Rapinoe was the oldest woman to score in a World Cup final and was named Player of the Match.[131] She was awarded the Golden Boot as the top scorer in the tournament with six goals, having played fewer minutes than her teammate Alex Morgan and England's Ellen White, who also recorded six goals.[132] Rapinoe also earned the Golden Ball award as the best player at the tournament.[133]

2020 Tokyo Olympics

On 5 August 2021, she scored twice in a 4–3 win over Australia in the bronze medal match of the 2020 Summer Olympics.[134]

Personal life

Rapinoe has stated that she knew that she was a lesbian by her first year in college.[135] She publicly came out in the July 2012 edition of Out magazine, stating that she had been in a relationship with Australian soccer player Sarah Walsh since 2009.[135][136] After approximately five years together, Rapinoe and Walsh ended their relationship in 2013. Rapinoe later dated Sub Pop recording artist Sera Cahoone.[137] Rapinoe and Cahoone announced their engagement in August 2015.[138] In January 2017, Rapinoe stated that their wedding plans were on hold.[139] On July 20, 2017, Rapinoe and basketball player Sue Bird of Seattle Storm confirmed that they had been dating since late 2016.[140] In 2018, Bird and Rapinoe became the first same-sex couple on the cover of ESPN's The Body Issue.[141] The couple announced their engagement on October 30, 2020.[142]

Speaking in an interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air, Rapinoe discussed how her older brother, who was the first to inspire her to play soccer, had suffered with drug abuse. He has also spent periods of time in jail, including solitary confinement. Rapinoe explained that during his incarceration, her brother became involved with white supremacist groups within prison.[143]

Activism

 
Rapinoe speaks on equal pay in March 2021

Rapinoe garnered national attention for kneeling during the national anthem at an international match in September 2016 in solidarity with NFL Colin Kaepernick.[144][145][146] Following the match, she stated:

It was a little nod to Kaepernick and everything that he's standing for right now. I think it's actually pretty disgusting the way he was treated and the way that a lot of the media has covered it and made it about something that it absolutely isn't. [...] Being a gay American, I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties. It was something small that I could do and something that I plan to keep doing in the future and hopefully spark some meaningful conversation around it.[147][148][146]

During the 2015 World Cup, she stood in silence for the national anthem.[149] She spoke out about the use of stadiums with artificial turf, its first use in a senior women's or men's World Cup tournament.[150]

Rapinoe has been involved in the women's team's equal pay complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission since at least 2016.[151] In March 2019, she, along with 27 of her US Women's soccer teammates filed a lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation accusing it of gender discrimination,[152] hoping to achieve equal pay.[153] In May of the following year a judge dismissed key parts of the lawsuit including the complaint over receiving lower pay than the U.S. men's team but allowed other claims to move to trial.[154]

Philanthropy

Rapinoe has done philanthropic work for the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee.[155][156][157] In 2013, she became an ambassador for Athlete Ally, a nonprofit organization that focuses on ending homophobia and transphobia in sports.[158]

In September 2017, Rapinoe and U.S. teammate Alex Morgan were part of a group of soccer players who signed up for the "Common Goal" campaign created by Juan Mata of Manchester United. As participants in the campaign, players donate one percent of their individual wages in support of other soccer-related charities. Rapinoe and Morgan were the first two women players to sign on to the campaign.[159]

Endorsements

Rapinoe has signed endorsement deals with Nike and Samsung.[160][161] She has appeared in multiple commercials for Nike throughout her career.[162][163] In 2013, she appeared in advertisements for the clothing company Wildfang and began a partnership with medical device company, DJO Global.[164][165] In 2016, she appeared in television commercials and print advertisements for Energy Brands' Vitamin Water.[166] The same year, she was featured in a Nike commercial starring Cristiano Ronaldo.[167] In 2019, she was sponsored by Procter & Gamble,[168] BodyArmor,[169] Hulu,[170] LUNA Bar,[171] and VISA.[172] In 2021, she was announced as one of the new faces of Victoria's Secret,[173] and appeared in ads for Subway.[174]

Politics

 
Rapinoe at the White House with President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden and Margaret Purce in March 2021

In December 2019, Rapinoe endorsed Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries.[175][176] During the opening night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Rapinoe hosted a panel with frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic.[177]

In popular culture

Print media

Rapinoe was featured on the cover of the March 2013 edition of Curve.[178] She was profiled on August 6, 2012, edition of Sports Illustrated,[179] and the July 2012 edition of Out.[180] The April 11, 2013, edition of The New York Times featured an article about her experiences in France, with the national team, and coming out publicly before the 2012 Olympics.[64] In July 2014, she was featured in the ESPN's The Body Issue.[181] In 2019, she became the first openly gay woman in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.[182] She was featured on multiple covers of Sports Illustrated,[183][184] Marie Claire,[185] and InStyle[186] the same year.

Television and film

Rapinoe has made appearances on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,[187] The Today Show,[188] The Rachel Maddow Show,[189][190] Meet the Press,[191] Good Morning America,[192][193] and Jimmy Kimmel Live.[194][195] In 2012, she appeared in an ESPN feature called Title IX is Mine: USWNT.[196] She was the focus of a Fox Soccer feature, Fox Soccer Exclusive: Megan Rapinoe in November 2012.[197]

In 2016, Rapinoe starred with teammates Hope Solo and Crystal Dunn in a docu-series called Keeping Score broadcast by Fullscreen.[198] The episodes follow the athletes as they prepare for the 2016 Rio Olympics and addresses issues such as equal pay and racism.[199] In February 2019, she was featured in Nike's "Dream Crazier" ad with Serena Williams, Simone Biles, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Chloe Kim, and other women athletes. The ad appeared during the 2019 Oscars.[200] In 2020, Rapinoe makes a cameo guest appearance on Showtime's The L Word: Generation Q.[citation needed]

Video games

Rapinoe was featured along with her national teammates in the EA Sports' FIFA video game series starting in FIFA 16, the first time women players were included in the game.[201] In September 2015, she was ranked by EA Sports as the No. 2 women's player following teammate Carli Lloyd.[202]

Ticker tape parades, White House and Congressional honors, and a corn maze

 
Rapinoe celebrates with the United States women's national team at the ticker tape parade in New York City, July 2015.

Following the United States' win at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, Rapinoe and her teammates became the first women's sports team to be honored with a ticker tape parade in New York City.[203] Each player received a key to the city from Mayor Bill de Blasio.[204] In October of the same year, the team was honored by President Barack Obama at the White House,[205] and the president made note of the Northern California farm that had built a corn maze in the shape of Rapinoe's face.[206]

Following the 2019 Women's World Cup, New York City honored the women's national team with a second ticker tape parade and were introduced by Robin Roberts at City Hall.[207] Rapinoe and her teammates were invited to the national capitol by Senator Chuck Schumer[208] and Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Nancy Pelosi.[209][210]

Fashion

In 2020, Rapinoe signed a contract to be the spokeswoman for international luxury fashion brand Loewe.[211]

National anthem

On September 4, 2016, during a game in Chicago against the Red Stars, Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback who refused to stand during the anthem to protest racial injustice and minority oppression.[212][146] She said at the time she planned to continue to kneel.[213] Later that week on September 7, the Washington Spirit uncharacteristically played the national anthem prior to the teams taking the field, indicating that they did not want to "subject our fans and friends to the disrespect we feel such an act would represent". In an additional statement, the Spirit management said "to willingly allow anyone to hijack this tradition that means so much to millions of Americans and so many of our own fans for any cause would effectively be just as disrespectful as doing it ourselves."

Rapinoe expressed displeasure with this move, saying, "it was incredibly distasteful, four days before one of the worst tragedies in our country, to say I tried to hijack this event."[214] She continued the protest on September 15, 2016, during the national team game against Thailand.[215] U.S. Soccer then issued a statement saying: "Representing your country is a privilege and honor for any player or coach that is associated with U.S. Soccer's National Teams. Therefore, our national anthem has particular significance for U.S. Soccer. In front of national and often global audiences, the playing of our national anthem is an opportunity for our Men's and Women's National Team players and coaches to reflect upon the liberties and freedom we all appreciate in this country. As part of the privilege to represent your country, we have an expectation that our players and coaches will stand and honor our flag while the national anthem is played."[216] In addressing the issue, Rapinoe stated in an interview that "using this blanketed patriotism as a defense against what the protest actually is was pretty cowardly", and further stated that she would probably never sing the national anthem again.[217]

Autobiography

In November 2020 Rapinoe published her autobiography, One Life (ISBN 1984881167) which details her early life, her career highlights and setbacks, her activism for racial and gender equality, and her personal relationships.

Career statistics

Club

As of matches played 30 October 2021[218][219]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sydney 2011–12 W-League 2 1 2 1
Lyon (women) 2012–13 D1F 6 2 5 2 11 4
2013–14 8 3 4 1 12 4
Total 14 5 9 3 23 8
OL Reign 2014 NWSL 9 4 2 2 11 6
2015 10 5 2 1 12 6
2016 5 1 5 1
2017 18 12 18 12
2018 17 7 17 7
2019 6 0 6 0
2020[220]
2021 11 6 2 0 0 0 13 6
Total 76 35 2 0 4 3 82 38
Career total 92 41 2 0 13 6 107 47

International goals

Scores and results list the United States' goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Rapinoe goal.
List of international goals scored by Megan Rapinoe
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2006-10-01[m 1] Carson, California   Chinese Taipei

5950.09005 9–0

6050.10005 10–0

Friendly
2

6050.10005 10–0

3 2009-03-09[m 2] Ferreiras, Portugal   Norway

5150.01005 1–0

5150.01005 1–0

2009 Algarve Cup
4 2009-05-25[m 3] Toronto, Canada   Canada

5250.02005 2–0

5450.04005 4–0

Friendly
5 2010-07-17[m 4] Hartford, Connecticut   Sweden

5150.01005 1–0

5350.03005 3–0

Friendly
6 2010-10-02[m 5] Kennesaw, Georgia   China PR

5150.01005 1–0

5150.02005 2–1

Friendly
7 2010-10-30[m 6] Cancún, Mexico   Guatemala

5250.02005 2–0

5950.09005 9–0

2010 World Cup qualifier
8

5550.05005 5–0

9 2011-03-02[m 7] Santo Antonio, Portugal   Japan

5250.02005 2–0

5150.02005 2–1

2011 Algarve Cup
10 2011-04-02[m 8] London, England   England

4950.01005 1–2

4950.01005 1–2

Friendly
11 2011-07-02[m 9] Sinsheim, Germany   Colombia

5250.02005 2–0

5350.03005 3–0

2011 FIFA World Cup
12 2012-01-22[m 10] Vancouver, Canada   Guatemala

6150.11005 11–0

6350.13005 13–0

2012 Olympic qualifier
13 2012-07-28[m 11] Glasgow, Scotland   Colombia

5150.01005 1–0

5350.03005 3–0

2012 Olympics
14 2012-08-06[m 12] Manchester, England   Canada

5050.01005 1–1

5150.0400 4–3 aet

2012 Olympics
15

5050.02005 2–2

16 2012-09-01[m 13] Rochester, New York   Costa Rica

5150.01005 1–0

5850.08005 8–0

Friendly
17

5550.05005 5–0

18 2012-12-01[m 14] Glendale, Arizona   Ireland

5250.02005 2–0

5250.02005 2–0

Friendly
19 2012-12-15[m 15] Boca Raton, Florida   China PR

5250.02005 2–0

5350.04005 4–1

Friendly
20 2013-02-13[m 16] Nashville, Tennessee   Scotland

5150.01005 1–0

5250.03005 3–1

Friendly
21 2013-03-08[m 17] Albufeira, Portugal   China PR

5350.03005 3–0

5550.05005 5–0

2013 Algarve Cup
22 2013-04-05[m 18] Offenbach, Germany   Germany

5250.02005 2–0

5050.03005 3–3

Friendly
23 2013-10-27[m 19] San Francisco, California   New Zealand

5150.01005 1–0

5350.04005 4–1

Friendly
note[n 1] 2014-02-13[m 20] Atlanta, Georgia   Russia

5550.05005 5–0

5850.08005 8–0

Friendly
24 2014-03-10[m 21] Albufeira, Portugal   Denmark

4950.03005 3–4

4850.03005 3–5

2014 Algarve Cup
25 2014-04-06[m 22] Commerce City, Colorado   China PR

5250.02005 2–0

5250.02005 2–0

Friendly
26 2014-08-20[m 23] Cary, North Carolina    Switzerland

5150.01005 1–0

5350.04005 4–1

Friendly
27 2014-09-19[m 24] Rochester, New York   Mexico

5250.02005 2–0

5450.04005 4–0

Friendly
28 2014-10-17[m 25] Chicago, Illinois   Guatemala

5500.05005 5–0

5500.05005 5–0

2014 World Cup qualifier
29 2014-12-14[m 26] Brasília, Brazil   Brazil

5250.01005 2–0

4950.02005 2–3

2014 Tournament of Brasilia
30 2015-06-08[m 27] Winnipeg, Canada   Australia

5150.01005 1–0

3–1

2015 FIFA World Cup
31

5250.03005 3–1

32 2017-07-31[m 28] San Diego, California   Brazil

5250.02005 3–3

5950.09005 4–3

2017 Tournament of Nations
33 2017-08-03[m 29] Carson, California   Japan

5250.02005 1–0

5950.09005 3–0

2017 Tournament of Nations
34 2017-10-19[m 30] New Orleans, Louisiana   South Korea 3–1 3–1 Friendly
35 2018-03-02[m 31] Columbus, Ohio   Germany 1–0 1–0 2018 SheBelieves Cup
36 2018-04-08[m 32] Houston, Texas   Mexico 5–2 6–2 Friendly
37 2018-06-12[m 33] Cleveland, Ohio   China PR 1–0 2–1 Friendly
38 2018-07-26 Kansas City, Kansas   Japan 4–1 4–2 2018 Tournament of Nations
39 2018-10-04[m 34] Cary, North Carolina   Mexico

5950.09005 4–0

6050.10005 6–0

2018 CONCACAF Championship
40

5950.09005 5–0

41 2018-10-14[m 35] Frisco, Texas   Jamaica

5950.09005 2–0

6050.10005 6–0

2018 CONCACAF Championship
42 2019-02-27[m 36] Chester, Pennsylvania   Japan 1–0 2–2 2019 SheBelieves Cup
43 2019-03-02[m 37] Nashville, Tennessee   England 1–0 2–2 2019 SheBelieves Cup
44 2019-04-04[m 38] Commerce City, Colorado   Australia 3–2 5–3 Friendly
45 2019-06-11[m 39] Reims, France   Thailand 9–0 13–0 2019 FIFA World Cup
46 2019-06-24[m 40] Reims, France   Spain

5950.09005 1–0

6050.10005 2–1

2019 FIFA World Cup: Round of 16
47

6050.10005 2–1

48 2019-06-28 Paris, France   France

5950.09005 1–0

6050.10005 2–1

2019 FIFA World Cup: quarter-finals
49

6050.10005 2–0

50 2019-07-07 Lyon, France   Netherlands

6050.10005 1–0

6050.10005 2–0

World Cup: Final
51 2020-02-09[m 41] Carson, California   Canada

3–0

3–0

2020 Olympic qualifier
52 2020-03-11[m 42] Frisco, Texas   Japan

1–0

3–1

2020 SheBelieves Cup: Final
53 2021-01-22[m 43] Orlando, Florida   Colombia

2–0

6–0

Friendly
54

3–0

55 2021-02-21[m 44] Orlando, Florida   Brazil

2–0

2–0

2021 SheBelieves Cup
56 2021-02-24 Orlando, Florida   Argentina

1–0

6–0

2021 SheBelieves Cup
57

2–0

58 2021-04-10[m 45] Stockholm, Sweden   Sweden

1–1

1–1

Friendly
59 2021-04-13[m 46] Le Havre, France   France

1–0

2–0

Friendly
60 2021-08-05[m 47] Kashima, Japan   Australia

5150.01005 1–0

5150.01005 4–3

2020 Olympics
61

5150.01005 2–1

62 2021-10-26[m 48] Saint Paul, Minnesota   South Korea

4–0

6–0

Friendly
Note
  1. ^ This goal was initially credited to Rapinoe in the match report. It has since been added to Morgan Brian's total and removed from Rapinoe's total.

Honors

Lyon

Reign FC

United States

Individual

Media

Awards and recognition

 
Rapinoe poses with the national team and President Barack Obama at the White House, 2015.

Following the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, Rapinoe's hometown of Redding honored her with a parade and named September 10 "Megan Rapinoe Day".[244] She received the Harry Glickman Professional Female Athlete of the Year award at the 60th annual Oregon Sports Awards held on February 12, 2012.[245] On October 25, 2012, she was one of ten female soccer players shortlisted for the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year award.[246] The same year, she was named a finalist for Sports Illustrated's Most Inspiring Performers of 2012.[247] Rapinoe was awarded the board of directors Award by the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center on November 10, 2012, for bringing awareness to LGBT people in sports.[248][249]

In March 2013, Rapinoe was named Player of the Tournament at the 2013 Algarve Cup, which the U.S. won. She tallied a goal and assist in two games played.[224] After scoring two goals and serving one assist during a 4–1 win over the Chicago Red Stars on July 25, 2013, she was named NWSL Player of the Week by the media for Week 16 of the 2013 NWSL season.[228]

In December 2014, Rapinoe was inducted into the Shasta County Sports Hall of Fame along with several other athletes from Shasta County including Ryan O'Callaghan and Ricky Ray.[250][251] In 2015, she was inducted into the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame.[252] Also in 2015, she was named NWSL Player of the Week for Week 1 of the 2015 NWSL season.[229]

In 2019, Rapinoe won the Golden Boot (the second American to do so after Michelle Akers in 1999)[253] and Golden Ball awards at the Women's World Cup in France.[254] The same year, she was Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year[12] and was named The Best FIFA Women's Player[255] In 2020, Rapinoe won the Best in Sports Shorty Award.[256]

See also

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Further reading

  • Grainey, Timothy (2012), Beyond Bend It Like Beckham: The Global Phenomenon of Women's Soccer, University of Nebraska Press, ISBN 0803240368
  • Lisi, Clemente A. (2010), The U.S. Women's Soccer Team: An American Success Story, Scarecrow Press, ISBN 0810874164
  • Murray, Caitlin (2019), The National Team: The Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Soccer , Abrams, ISBN 168335527X
  • Schultz, Jaime (2014), Qualifying Times: Points of Change in U.S. Women's Sport, University of Illinois Press, ISBN 0252095960
  • Stay, Shane (2019), The Women's World Cup 2019 Book: Everything You Need to Know About the Soccer World Cup, Books on Demand, ISBN 1782551921
  • Stevens, Dakota (2011), A Look at the Women's Professional Soccer Including the Soccer Associations, Teams, Players, Awards, and More, BiblioBazaar, ISBN 1241047464
  • Theivam, Keiran and Jeff Kassouf (2019), The Making of the Women's World Cup: Defining stories from a sport's coming of age, Little, ISBN 1472143310
  • Walters, Meg (2019), World Cup Women: Megan, Alex, and the Team USA Soccer Champs, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 1510756302

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