Tag Archives: Megan Rapinoe

Soccer Icon Megan Rapinoe Endorses Elizabeth Warren

People Magazine reports: Elizabeth Warren‘s list of endorsements just got a little bit longer and a lot more athletic: Megan Rapinoe has picked the progressive Massachusetts senator as her choice for president in 2020. “I truly believe the best things in life are a result of being bold and being real,” Rapinoe wrote on Instagram Friday. “This extends to every …

Read More »

Megan Rapinoe Named Sportsperson Of The Year

Sports Illustrated reports: On July 7, in the 61st minute of the 2019 World Cup final against the Netherlands, Megan Rapinoe scored to put the U.S. up 1–0. To her, though, this was more than the goal that would win the Americans a record fourth title. It was the equivalent of flashing double-barrel middle fingers. She’d have loved to have …

Read More »

FIFA Names Megan Rapinoe Female Player Of The Year

Sports Illustrated reports: Know your audience. Megan Rapinoe has always had an uncanny ability to pick the right tone and the right words when she speaks in public, and she did it again on Monday in Milan as she received the FIFA award for the women’s world player of the year. On this occasion, Rapinoe realized that the audience she …

Read More »

World Cup Champ Megan Rapinoe Scores Book Deal

The New York Times reports: During a speech earlier this month celebrating her team’s World Cup victory, Megan Rapinoe ended with a plea to fans. “We have to be better,” she said, urging all of them to consider how they could effect change in their communities. “It’s our responsibility to make this world a better place.” Now, Ms. Rapinoe, a …

Read More »

NYPD: Rapinoe Posters Defaced With Anti-Gay Slurs

USA Today reports: Eight posters featuring U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe were vandalized with derogatory slurs at a New York City subway station Monday, the New York Police Department confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday. NYPD detective Hubert Reyes said the department’s hate crimes task force has opened up an investigation into one suspect who allegedly marked the …

Read More »

Rapinoe To Trump: You’re Excluding People Like Me

CNN reports: US women’s soccer captain Megan Rapinoe told President Donald Trump on Tuesday that he’s excluding groups of Americans with his message and that he needs to do better in caring for every single American. When asked by CNN’s Anderson Cooper what she would say to Trump, Rapinoe looked into the camera and said, “Your message is excluding people. …

Read More »

Fox Host Slams World Cup Team: Unpatriotic Women Shouldn’t Expect Equal Pay After Dissing The President

“If you look at the World Cup men’s revenue, it’s in the billions and they split up the pot. It’s a much bigger pot. Women’s World Cup revenue, much much smaller and they have a smaller pot to divide it up with. But the distinction is, is that the U.S. Soccer Federation, the women do actually make more revenue and …

Read More »

Trump Backpedals On WH Invite For World Cup Team

The Washington Post reports: Following the World Cup triumph by the U.S. women’s national team, President Trump appeared to backtrack on a promise he made last month to invite the squad to the White House regardless of Sunday’s outcome. “We haven’t really thought about it,” Trump said, according to Voice of America, after the 2-0 U.S. win over the Netherlands …

Read More »

Trump Congratulates “Exciting” World Cup Winners

CNN reports: The US Women’s National Soccer Team captured a record-extending fourth World Cup Sunday with a 2-0 win over the Netherlands in the championship game. Megan Rapinoe — who has publicly feuded with President Donald Trump in the lead up to Sunday’s win — scored a penalty goal in the second half to give the Americans a 1-0 lead. …

Read More »

US Wins World Cup In 2-0 Victory Over Netherlands

The New York Times reports: The United States was denied for a half. But in the end, there was no stopping the Americans. The United States women’s soccer team claimed its fourth straight Women’s World Cup title on Sunday, beating a valiant Netherlands team. 2-0, in Lyon, France, to repeat as world champions. Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle scored second-half …

Read More »

US Beats England 2-1 To Advance To World Cup Final

The New York Times reports: It’s OVER!! The United States is back in the World Cup final! The United States returned to the World Cup final with a thrilling 2-1 victory over England on Tuesday in Lyon, France. Christen Press, a surprise starter for an injured Megan Rapinoe, and Alex Morgan, on her 30th birthday, scored for the Americans. It …

Read More »

WNBA Star Sue Bird: “So The President Fucking Hates My Girlfriend,” World Cup Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe

WNBA star Sue Bird writes for The Players Tribune: What’s it like to have the literal President of the literal United States (of literal America) go Full Adolescent Boy on your girlfriend? Hmm. Well… it’s WEIRD. And I’d say I actually had a pretty standard reaction to it: which was to freak out a little. That’s one thing that you …

Read More »

US Soccer Star Ali Krieger Defends Teammate: Trump Just Hates Women That He “Cannot Control Or Grope”

Yahoo Sports reports: U.S. soccer star Ali Krieger defended her teammate Megan Rapinoe after President Trump criticized her on Wednesday. Krieger tweeted that like Rapinoe, she also would turn down an invitation to the White House if the U.S. women’s national team wins the World Cup. Krieger is the first USWNT player to turn down Trump’s invitation, not counting the …

Read More »

Fox Host: Soccer Star Should Be Fired For Her “Beneath Contempt” Attack On Trump While On “Foreign Soil”

“It’s just a shame that they’re playing so well and got so much momentum going, and then we have to put up with this dark cloud. She’s co-captain of the team that represents the United States of America. On foreign soil. And what does she do? She insults, with an obscenity, our White House and our president. That is beneath …

Read More »

Trump Rages After Diss By Lesbian US Soccer Star

This is what Glorious Leader is ranting about: As if we needed more reasons to root for Megan Rapinoe, here she is dropping this gem [clip below] in an interview that hit Twitter Tuesday. She previously talked with Jenny Ventras of Sports Illustrated and said she won’t visit the White House if the USWNT won the World Cup. But not …

Read More »