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Category: Megan Rapinoe

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Game changers: the new wave of athletic activism shaping Britain

Marcus Rashford is on a mission to end child poverty. And the England forward is not the only sports star with a messageAlan Shearer, during a long career as a football player and, some might argue, in his second act as a pundit, seemed to make a point…

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Megan Rapinoe praises NWSL players for kneeling during national anthem

Thorns and Courage kneel during anthem as NWSL kicks offRapinoe, 34, elected not to play in Challenge Cup in UtahMegan Rapinoe has praised some of her fellow soccer players after they kneeled before the opening game of the National Women’s Soccer Leagu…

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Trump says he will no longer watch US soccer teams after anthem policy change

US Soccer repealed rule requiring players to stand for anthemMegan Rapinoe knelt in solidarity with Colin KaepernickDonald Trump says he will no longer watch the US national soccer teams after a 2017 policy requiring players to stand during the anthem …

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US Soccer repeals 2017 rule that banned kneeling during the national anthem

US Soccer required players to stand after Rapinoe knelt in 2016World champions had demanded apology from federation US Soccer’s board of directors has voted to repeal a 2017 policy that required national team players to stand during the national anthem…

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USA women’s soccer team demand apology and repeal of anthem policy

US Soccer required players to stand after Rapinoe knelt in 2016World champions demand apology from federation in statementThe US women’s national team want the US Soccer Federation to repeal the anthem policy it instituted after Megan Rapinoe started k…

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Covid-19 has rocked women’s sport but its future remains bright

Hope and determination abound throughout professional women’s sport despite the profound challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemicThe images come from a different time and place: before the sporting world became submerged in sepia and nostalgia, b…

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Joe Biden wades into equal pay dispute between USWNT and US Soccer

Former vice-president said players should not give up equal pay fight and threatened to withdraw funding should he win electionJoe Biden has waded into the dispute between the US women’s national soccer team (USWNT) and US Soccer, tweeting that the pla…

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Megan Rapinoe ‘positive’ over equal pay dispute before England clash

USA face England in SheBelieves Cup opener on Thursday nightAmericans defeated Lionesses in World Cup semi-final last yearBallon d’Or winner Megan Rapinoe has said the support of the US men’s players union in their equal pay dispute is “much appreciate…

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Megan Rapinoe ‘positive’ over equal pay dispute before England clash

USA face England in SheBelieves Cup opener on Thursday nightAmericans defeated Lionesses in World Cup semi-final last yearBallon d’Or winner Megan Rapinoe has said the support of the US men’s players union in their equal pay dispute is “much appreciate…

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Megan Rapinoe ‘positive’ over equal pay dispute before England clash

USA face England in SheBelieves Cup opener on Thursday nightAmericans defeated Lionesses in World Cup semi-final last yearBallon d’Or winner Megan Rapinoe has said the support of the US men’s players union in their equal pay dispute is “much appreciate…

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Megan Rapinoe: ‘Everybody has a responsibility to make the world a better place’

The Guardian Footballer of the Year on white privilege, feeling the wrath of Trump and what she makes of all the awardsThe Guardian Footballer of the Year is an award given to a player who has done something remarkable, whether by overcoming adversity,…

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Jaw-dropping sport moments of 2019: USA snub Trump … and enjoy it

Megan Rapinoe walked it as she talked it, inspiring the USA to World Cup glory while posing important political questionsThe cheeky fire-starters at Eight by Eight magazine knew exactly what they were doing when they waited six whole months until the b…

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The best sports photography of 2019

Tiger Woods’s comeback at the Masters, the brilliance of Simone Biles, Pep Guardiola berating Raheem Sterling, Ben Stokes’s World Cup heroics, Liverpool’s stunning Champions League defeat of Barcelona, Megan Rapinoe’s iconic celebration and South Afric…

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‘Let’s do this!’: Megan Rapinoe endorses Elizabeth Warren for president

Soccer star praises Warren for being ‘bold and real’SI Sportsperson of the Year posts video of call with candidateTwo-time World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe has announced her support for the Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.“I truly be…

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‘Let’s do this!’: Megan Rapinoe endorses Elizabeth Warren for president

Soccer star praises Warren for being ‘bold and real’SI Sportsperson of the Year posts video of call with candidateTwo-time World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe has announced her support for the Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.“I truly be…

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‘Do they fear losing?’: Rapinoe urges Messi and Ronaldo to speak out on injustice

USA star won Ballon d’Or alongside Messi this weekRapinoe has been a powerful voice for change in societyMegan Rapinoe has called on a collection of the most famous male footballers in the world to join her in the fight against injustice.Rapinoe won th…

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Megan Rapinoe’s clean sweep is reward for her influence on and off field

The Ballon d’Or is just the latest award for remarkable USA forward who has not shirked from voicing her opinionsIt is a clean sweep. Megan Rapinoe’s lifting of the Ballon d’Or adds to a stunning year for the 34-year-old forward. A World Cup, Golden Ba…

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Ballon d’Or 2019: Messi and Rapinoe win from Van Dijk and Bronze – live!

Ballon d’Or 2019: Messi and Rapinoe win awardsEmail John or tweet @JohnBrewin_ with your thoughts 9.00pm GMT Here’s a bit of what Messi had to say on stage. He spoke for quite a while. “I know it isn’t easy,” said Didier Drogba by words of encouragemen…

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Ballon d’Or 2019: Lionel Messi and Megan Rapinoe win awards

• Barcelona’s Messi picks up sixth Ballon d’Or• Rapinoe takes award, with England’s Lucy Bronze secondArgentina’s Barcelona forward Lionel Messi claimed the men’s Ballon d’Or award for a record sixth time on Monday, with Megan Rapinoe winning the women…

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Rapinoe and Pique give Bale a lesson in how to tackle murky world of politics | Kevin Mitchell

The Wales forward may think of little other than football and golf but not all athletes are so disengaged with the world around themIt is a fair guess that Gareth Bale, everyone’s favourite top-knot idiot, did not rush from the pitch after Wales’s matc…