Megan Rapinoe

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Rapinoe Scores Twice in US Win
Leads US
France, 2-1

Rapinoe Leads US Past France, 2-1

No. 3 England is next, on Tuesday

(Newser) - Megan Rapinoe went from controversy to triumph, scoring twice for the US in the much-anticipated clash with host France to send the defending champions into the semifinals of the Women's World Cup with a 2-1 victory Friday night. France was vying to become the first nation to simultaneously hold...

Megan Rapinoe Responds to Trump's Latest

'I stand by the comments that I made about not wanting to go to the White House—with the exception of the expletive'

(Newser) - Megan Rapinoe spoke at a press conference Thursday, and she was not backing down from her comments about the White House—well, other than one little part. "I stand by the comments that I made about not wanting to go to the White House—with the exception of the...

An Old Comment Keeps the Trump-Rapinoe Story Alive
Trump Has More to Say
About Megan Rapinoe
the rundown

Trump Has More to Say About Megan Rapinoe

After a line she uttered in May is shared, the president responds on Twitter

(Newser) - The war of words between President Trump and Megan Rapinoe got some new life breathed into it on Wednesday, thanks to a weeks-old comment. Things first got testy after the co-captain of the US women's soccer team carried her team to the World Cup quarterfinals on Monday. Trump was...

Trump Takes Issue With US Soccer's Rapinoe

Says her protest during national anthem is inappropriate

(Newser) - President Trump may "love watching women's soccer," but he's no fan of Megan Rapinoe's silent stance during the national anthem. Asked whether it was appropriate for the co-captain of the US women's soccer team to take that moment to protest inequality and injustice— standing...

1st Major American Sports Org Bans Kneeling During Anthem

US Soccer says national team players must 'stand respectfully'

(Newser) - US Soccer is, by all appearances, the first major American sports organization to ban kneeling during the national anthem, Deadspin reports. US Soccer first addressed the issue last September after Megan Rapinoe took a knee in protest during the national anthem prior to a match. Rapinoe said she was kneeling...

US Soccer Star Kneels Before National Team Game

US Soccer says it expects players to stand

(Newser) - Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem before a US women's national team match against Thailand on Thursday night, the AP reports. Rapinoe first knelt during the anthem Sept. 4 before a game with her National Women's Soccer League team, the Seattle Reign. Rapinoe, a devoted advocate for...

Soccer Player's Anthem Protest Foiled—by Opposing Team

'F---ing unbelievable,' Megan Rapinoe says as anthem played while teams were in locker room

(Newser) - If Megan Rapinoe had planned to take a knee during the national anthem in her Wednesday night game against the Washington Spirit, the owner of that women's soccer team effectively squelched that plan. Per the Washington Post , Spirit owner Bill Lynch, an Air Force veteran, made sure the anthem...

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