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Who is Megan Rapinoe?

Megan Anna Rapinoe (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, 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. 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.

Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Wears Support for Brittney Griner at White House

U.S. Women’s soccer team captain Megan Rapinoe took her shot as one of 17 Americans awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House to call attention to the detention of Brittney Griner.

The Olympic gold medalist and equal pay activist wore her feelings on her lapel- demanding fellow Olympic athlete and WNBA star, Brittney Griner, be brought out of detention in Russia.

Rapinoe posted an Instagram story that she’d chosen a cream suit jacket with the basketball player’s initials and a flower sewn into the lapel.

The Phoenix Mercury center was playing in Russia for UMMC Yekaterinburg in the Russian Women’s Basketball Premier League during the WNBA’s off-season when she was arrested Feb. 17, and has been detained since. Griner pleaded guilty earlier Thursday in a Russian court to drug charges, and could be sentenced to 10 years in prison. 

Griner was arrested at the Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow when vape canisters containing cannabis oil were allegedly found in her luggage.

Both the State Department and the White House have decried the arrest and insist that Griner is wrongfully detained.

Megan Rapinoe Biography, Wiki

Megan Rapinoe, in full Megan Anna Rapinoe, (born July 5, 1985, Redding, California, U.S.), American football (soccer) player and social activist who was one of the sport’s leading wingers. She helped the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) win two World Cups (2015, 2019) as well as a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics and a bronze at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Rapinoe was named Women’s Player of the Year by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in 2019. She was also an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ rights and gender equality.

Rapinoe started playing soccer at a young age and sharpened her skills during her teenage years. She then attended the University of Portland in Oregon with her fraternal twin sister, Rachael.

Rapinoe was a star of the university’s soccer team, becoming one of the leading scorers in collegiate women’s soccer in the United States.

However, an injury to her knee forced her to sit out part of the seasons during her sophomore and junior years. She returned to soccer full-time as a senior and started all the games that season. In 2008 she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.

Megan Rapinoe Biography Wikipedia
Megan Rapinoe
Full NameMegan Anna Rapinoe
Birth DateJuly 5, 1985
Birth PlaceRedding, Shasta County, California, US
NicknamePinoe, Rapinho, Rapinohdinho
ReligionChristianity
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
EducationUniversity of Portland
ZodiacCancer
Father’s NameJim Rapinoe
Mother’s NameDenise Rapinoe
Siblings5
SistersTwin sister Rachel Rapinoe and two others
Age37 Years Old
Height5 feet 6 inches (168 cm)
Weight60 kg (132 lbs)
BuildAthletic
Eye colorBrown
Hair ColorBlonde
ProfessionSoccer Player
Playing PositionWinger/Midfielder
Active years  (Senior Career)2009-present
TeamOL Reign, US National Women’s Soccer team
Sexual OrientationLesbian
Marital StatusUnmarried (Engaged)
Girlfriend’s NameSue Bird (2017-present)
Net Worth$3 million
Jersey Number15
Social MediaFacebook, Twitter, Instagram
MerchBook, Funko Pop, Posters, Rookie Card 
Last UpdateJuly 2022

Megan Rapinoe Career

Meanwhile, Rapinoe was also playing on the international level. She was on the USWNT that competed at the 2012 Games in London, and there Rapinoe helped lead the team to a gold medal with several game-winning assists or goals. She appeared at her second Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

However, the USWNT had a poor showing and failed to earn a medal. At the 2020 Tokyo Games (held in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic), the USWNT also struggled but managed to win a bronze medal; during the tournament, Rapinoe notably scored a rare “Olimpico,” a goal on a corner kick.

Rapinoe also participated in three FIFA Women’s World Cups (2011, 2015, and 2019). Her contributions were key to the U.S. team’s victories in 2015 and 2019. For her outstanding performance in 2019, Rapinoe was named FIFA’s Women’s Player of the Year and won the Ballon d’Or as the best female player in the world. In 2018 she became cocaptain of the national team.

Rapinoe used her popularity to advance various social causes. In addition to being a vocal supporter of the LGBTQ community, she was also an advocate for racial justice. In 2016 she became the first white athlete to kneel during the playing of the national anthem, a movement started by NFL player Colin Kaepernick to protest racism and police brutality against African Americans.

In 2019 Rapinoe joined several USWNT teammates in a lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation. Citing gender discrimination, the team sought pay equal to that of the U.S. men’s soccer team; a documentary about the lawsuit, LFG, appeared in 2021.

The following year a settlement was reached in the lawsuit. As part of the deal, players were to receive $24 million, and the federation promised equal pay for the men’s and women’s teams at future events.

Rapinoe, an outspoken critic of U.S. Pres. Donald Trump, made additional headlines in 2019 when she announced that she would refuse the traditional visit to the White House if the USWNT won the World Cup; the team ultimately did not go. In 2020 Rapinoe published the memoir One Life (written with Emma Brockes).

Megan Rapinoe Facts

  • Competed in track and basketball in high school
  • Played in the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Cup in Thailand in 2004
  • Was voted WCC Player of the Year during her senior year in college
  • Made her debut for the U
  • S
  • women’s senior national team in 2006, in a match against Ireland
  • Missed the 2008 Olympic Games due to a torn ACL
  • Received a gold medal as part of the U
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  • National team at the Olympic Games in London in 2012
  • Became the first person, male or female, to score a goal from a corner kick (known as an “Olympic goal”) at an Olympics, when she did so in the semifinal match in 2012
  • Was part of the US
  • national team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio that was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Sweden

Megan Rapinoe FAQ’s

Who is Megan Rapinoe?

Megan Anna Rapinoe (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.

How old is Megan Rapinoe?

Megan Rapinoe is currently 37 years old.

What happened to Megan Rapinoe?

U.S. Women’s soccer team captain Megan Rapinoe took her shot as one of 17 Americans awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House to call attention to the detention of Brittney Griner.

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