Tag: Megan Rapinoe

Soccer legend Megan Rapinoe named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year

Social activist and soccer icon Megan Rapinoe has had one heck of a year. After leading the US Women’s National Soccer team to a World Cup title in July, the legend scored yet another victory. Rapinoe has been named Sports Illustrated’s 2019 Sportsperson of the Year. The midfielder, who captains the professional Seattle Reign FC, […]

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‘We Have to Do More’: Champion Ally Megan Rapinoe Thanked Kaepernick, Tarana Burke and Black Lives Matter in ‘Woman of the Year’ Speech

If you follow The Root on a regular basis, you know white women warrant a surprising amount of our coverage. This is not because this is a site for or about white women (quite to the contrary). It’s because some white women’s interactions with and responses to blackness have consistently proven dangerous to the people […]

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FIFA 2020 and Megan Rapinoe? 1,100 fans petition EA to put women’s soccer star on cover

Megan Rapinoe is the star of the U.S. women’s soccer team, which won the 2019 World Cup. And now fans are petitioning Electronic Arts to put her image on the cover of its next video game, FIFA 2020. Fan Darren Holland started the petition on Change.org after IGN (another gaming news site) posted a mock […]

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Zion Williamson, Bill Russell, Giannis Antetokounmpo Among Those Honored at 2019 ESPYs

(L-R) Kobe Bryant, Bill Russell and a guest attend The 2019 ESPYs at Microsoft Theater on July 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Rich Fury (Getty Images) On Wednesday night, some of the most celebrated athletes and entertainers converged at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to celebrate the year that was in professional sports […]

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USWNT Watchers In France Chanted ‘F*ck Trump’ Live On Fox News, To The Delight Of Social Media

Getty Image Judging by the attendance at his July 4 “celebration” hoedown — the one where he talked about Revolutionary War soldiers fighting in airports — president Donald J. Trump still has a lot of fans. In America, that is. In non-American countries, not so much. Case in point: When Fox News tried to casually […]

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The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Is Literal Goals

The U.S. Women’s Soccer team has been absolutely crushing it during the Women’s World Cup, dominating each round of the tournament with determination, pure athletic prowess, and absolute savagery. Their record-breaking 13-0 match against Thailand set off what would be an exhilarating, and political, tournament. And with the final this Sunday, at which the U.S. […]

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