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Tag: Megan Rapinoe

USWNT players each NWSL team will protect in expansion draft

Racing Louisville FC is gearing up to make their NWSL debut in 2021. But first, they need a team. The franchise is entitled to select up to 19 players from the other nine NWSL teams in the expansion draft on Nov. 12, 2020. Each team is to create a list of protected (ineligible to be […]

Female athletes lead the way for LGBT advocacy in sport

Though professional female athletes have yet to catch up to their male counterparts in salaries and media exposure, they are ahead in something even bigger: building supportive environments for the LGBT community. Most notably, there were over 40 openly gay players and coaches in last year’s women’s FIFA World Cup, doubling the total from the […]

OPINION: Megan Rapinoe’s activism is part of what makes her North America’s greatest soccer player

Less than five minutes into the quarterfinal match of the 2019 FIFA World Cup, Megan Rapinoe buried the first goal of the game. The U.S. women’s national team (USWNT) co-captain scored again later in the match to overtake France 2-1 and advance to the semi-finals. It was a day that marked the beginning of one […]

FIFA 2019 World Cup sparks conversation and solidifies brighter future for women’s sports

The United States women’s national team celebrates their fourth World Cup victory. (Getty Images.) Long before the whistle was blown for the first match of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, it was clear that the tournament would be revolutionary in more ways than one. Twenty-four teams across six different continents gathered in host city […]