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Category: Megan Rapinoe

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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…

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Megan Rapinoe calls for more investment in US women’s game

Two-time World Cup champion rips NWSL marketing ‘failure’Rapinoe also criticizes league’s new allocated fund provitionsTwo-time World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe has been at the forefront of the US women’s national team’s fight for gender pay equity but t…

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Megan Rapinoe calls for more investment in US women’s game

Two-time World Cup champion rips NWSL marketing ‘failure’Rapinoe also criticizes league’s new allocated fund provitionsTwo-time World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe has been at the forefront of the US women’s national team’s fight for gender pay equity but t…

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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…