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Category: Megan Rapinoe

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Why is women’s soccer staying away from America’s biggest cities?

The two biggest population centers and media markets in the US aren’t found on the women’s soccer map and no one seems to be able to answer why, when, or even if things will changeEverything is awesome for women’s soccer in the United States. You want …

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Football’s diverse landscape remains polluted by racists despite our outrage | Andrew Anthony

If the scourge of the game is to be stamped out, then Fifa cannot be soft on transgressorsL ast Monday Fifa’s The Best football awards were held at La Scala opera house in Milan. It was, as usual, an excruciating affair, full of turgid speeches and emb…

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Megan Rapinoe: the world’s best player in every sense of the word

The World Cup champion has been transcendent, on and off the field. Fifa had no other option but to name her the best women’s player on the planetBy the time Megan Rapinoe stood in Stade de Lyon after July’s World Cup final, arms outstretched like a st…

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Megan Rapinoe calls out racism and homophobia in Fifa acceptance speech

USA star named world’s best female player in Fifa ceremonySays footballers must use platforms to effect change in societyMegan Rapinoe used her platform as the newly crowned player of the year at Fifa’s The Best awards to speak out against racism and h…

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Lionel Messi and Megan Rapinoe named Fifa footballers of the year

• Jürgen Klopp won The Best men’s coach award• Jill Ellis takes the women’s coach of the year awardBarcelona’s Lionel Messi and the USA World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe have been crowned players of the year at Fifa’s The Best awards, held at the stunning…

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The US team’s dispute over pay is a fight for women all over the world | Suzanne Wrack

The US Women’s National Team remains embroiled in a bitter row with US Soccer. The final outcome will affect every womanWhen discussing the breakdown in pay and compensation talks between US Soccer and the US Women’s National Team, the presenter on ABC…

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The US team’s dispute over pay is a fight for women all over the world | Suzanne Wrack

The US Women’s National Team remains embroiled in a bitter row with US Soccer. The final outcome will affect every womanWhen discussing the breakdown in pay and compensation talks between US Soccer and the US Women’s National Team, the presenter on ABC…

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Megan Rapinoe: ‘We’re everything Trump loves – except that we’re powerful women’

Fresh from World Cup victory, the US football star on politics, pay and the power of calling out injusticeIt is two weeks since the US women’s football team shut down midtown Manhattan on their World Cup victory parade and Megan Rapinoe, the team’s co-…

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‘We won’t accept anything less’: Megan Rapinoe firm as equal pay talks break down

US women’s team are suing their own governing bodyMediation talks had been aimed at avoiding showdown in courtMegan Rapinoe says the onus is on her employer after mediation talks between the US women’s national team and US Soccer broke down on Wednesda…

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‘We won’t accept anything less’: Megan Rapinoe firm as equal pay talks break down

US women’s team are suing their own governing bodyMediation talks had been aimed at avoiding showdown in courtMegan Rapinoe says the onus is on her employer after mediation talks between the US women’s national team and US Soccer broke down on Wednesda…

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Megan Rapinoe ‘not sure she’s qualified for office’ but vows to fight for equal pay

Soccer star has said she would not go to White House if invitedOpinion: Rapinoe ‘egotism’ is the perfect antidote to TrumpThe World Cup-winning football star Megan Rapinoe does not think she is qualified for public office, as some have suggested since …

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Why Megan Rapinoe is America’s badass sweetheart

In the week since leading the US to World Cup victory, she has gone from football star to global sensation. Ed Helmore looks at the Pinoe phenomenonWhen the celebrations die down, Team USA will disperse to their regular season teams in the National …

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Megan Rapinoe takes the game to her rightwing critics

Conservatives wanting to carry the culture wars to the sports field have a new and discomfiting adversaryMegan Rapinoe stood on a parade float on a sun-splashed morning in lower Manhattan, the World Cup trophy in one hand and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot…

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Police investigate possible hate crime after slurs aimed at Megan Rapinoe

Posters of USA star were defaced on New York subwayFootballer is an advocate for women’s and LGBT rightsNew York City police are investigating a possible hate crime directed at Megan Rapinoe after posters of the World Cup champion were defaced with hom…

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US women’s soccer team victory parade – in pictures

Fresh from its fourth World Cup triumph, the team has been honoured by a traditional ticker-tape parade in New York Continue reading…

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‘They’re icons’: US women’s champion team honored with New York parade

Women’s World Cup winners to go down ‘Canyon of Heroes’USA beat Netherlands 2-0 to capture second straight titleThe US women’s soccer team, fresh from its second straight World Cup triumph, will return to Manhattan’s “Canyon of Heroes” on Wednesday mor…

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Women’s World Cup captured public’s imagination despite Fifa’s worst efforts | Marina Hyde

Patronising scheduling set it up to fail but players used their platform to highlight how the governing body lets them downGianni Infantino is one of those intensely political people who believe that as far as everyone else is concerned, there is no pl…

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Megan Rapinoe tells Trump: ‘Your message is excluding people’

US soccer captain again rejects White House visit, saying team does not want to be ‘corrupted’ The US women’s soccer co-captain Megan Rapinoe has delivered an uncompromising message to Donald Trump, amid ongoing controversy over a possible visit to the…

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Megan Rapinoe for president? USA star would beat Trump in 2020, poll finds

Public Policy Polling puts Rapinoe at 42% and Trump at 41%Poll conducted ‘by popular demand’ for hypothetical match-upMegan Rapinoe may not visit Donald Trump in the White House but she might throw him out of it, according to a poll released on Tuesday…

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Trump congratulates USA on World Cup win despite confrontation with Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe, a goalscorer in Lyon, said she would not visit the White House if the team won the title and was invitedAfter the USA claimed their fourth World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Netherlands in the final in Lyon on Sunday, Donald Trump tweeted…