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Megan Anna Rapinoe is an American professional soccer player who plays as a winger and captains OL Reign in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and 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. Since 2018, she co-captains the national team alongside Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan. 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.
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Megan Rapinoe calls on footballers to change the world at Fifa awardsUS star Megan Rapinoe has called on footballers to tackle racism and sexism after winning Fifa's top award.
Rapinoe beats Bronze to best women's player awardMegan Rapinoe wins the women's player award at the Best Fifa Football Awards, ahead of fellow American Alex Morgan and England's Lucy Bronze.
Rapinoe wins Fifa Award - watch all her golden boot goals from the World CupUSA striker Megan Rapinoe wins the Women's World Cup Golden Boot after finishing the tournament with six goals and three assists.
Best Fifa Football Awards: Lucy Bronze, Megan Rapinoe or Alex Morgan?Fifa will name its women's player of the year on Monday - we assess who out of finalists Lucy Bronze, Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan should win the award.
Megan Rapinoe: Can a pink-haired lesbian be an American hero?The World Cup winner and activist is a polarising figure who inspires anger as well as adoration.
World Cup parade: Megan Rapinoe demands equal pay for 'badass team'The outspoken co-captain of the World Cup-winning US women's team had a message that went beyond sport.
Icon, spokeswoman, Golden Ball winner - why this was Rapinoe's World CupMegan Rapinoe has long been a key figure in the United States but has been the outright star of this Women's World Cup on and off the pitch, writes Caroline Chapman.
Women's World Cup 2019: USA's Megan Rapinoe wins Golden BootUSA striker Megan Rapinoe wins the Women's World Cup Golden Boot after finishing the tournament with six goals and three assists.
Women's World Cup 2019: USA beat Netherlands 2-0 to win record fourth titleWatch highlights as goals from Captain Megan Rapinoe and midfielder Rose Lavelle help USA beat Netherlands 2-0 to secure a record fourth World Cup title.
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Women's World Cup 2019: USA captain Megan Rapinoe scores a penalty following a VAR reviewUSA captain Megan Rapinoe scores a penalty against the Netherlands following a VAR review on a foul on forward Alex Morgan in the Women's World Cup final.
Martens starts for Netherlands while Rapinoe returns for U.S. in World Cup finalForward Lieke Martens was named in the starting lineup for the Netherlands in their women's World Cup final on Sunday against holders the United States, who recalled winger Megan Rapinoe into the first..
Women's World Cup 2019: USA's Megan Rapinoe says Fifa showing women's football 'lack of respect'United States captain Megan Rapinoe says she does not think women's football gets enough respect from Fifa.
Rapinoe slams FIFA over schedule, prize moneyUnited States co-captain Megan Rapinoe launched a scathing attack on world soccer's governing body FIFA, on the eve of the women's World Cup final, saying the organization did not respect the female..
Women's World Cup 2019: All the goals as hosts France lose out to Champions USAWatch the best bits from the physical game as hosts France crash out of the Women's World Cup to 2015 champions USA featuring two goals from Megan Rapino
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Women’s World Cup 2019: USA beat France to reach World Cup semi-finalMegan Rapinoe stars as USA beat France 2-1 to set up a World Cup semi-final tie against England.
Women's World Cup: France 1-2 USAMegan Rapinoe scores twice as holders the United States overcome hosts France to book a semi-final date with England at the Women's World Cup.
Women’s World Cup 2019: Megan Rapinoe doubles USA’s lead against FranceMegan Rapinoe scores her second goal of the game to double the USA’s lead against France in their World Cup quarter-final.
Megan Rapinoe: US women's co-captain urges team-mates to follow her in White House protestUS co-captain Megan Rapinoe says she "stands by" her comments about not visiting the White House and encouraged her team-mates to follow her lead.
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Trump attacks US co-captain Rapinoe on TwitterPresident Trump tells US women's team co-captain Megan Rapinoe not to "disrespect our country" after she said she would not visit the White House if they won the World Cup.
'It's the game everyone had circled' - holders USA set up 'wild' meeting with hosts FranceMegan Rapinoe expects "tons of media" attention when holders the United States face hosts France in the Women's World Cup quarter-finals.
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