Megan Anna Rapinoe, who as a part of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team member aided in leading the US in winning the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Tournaments, is an American professional Soccer Player. She captions Reign FC in the National Women’s Soccer League and is one of the most prized stars of the same. She is internationally known for her astute style of play and crusading engagement.
At the Olympic Games, in the entire category of male and female players, she has been the first one to score a goal directly from a corner. The Winger, apart from being a huge influence on the pitch, she is an openly gay female footballer, and hence, she has also sported consistently speaking about concerning topics such as LGBTQ+ rights and Gender Discrimination.
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Megan Rapinoe Net Worth, Career, Salary
Megan wad an active football and basketball player during her studies, in the early, sophomore and senior years. Her professional career started when she made it in the U14 Olympic Development Program Team for Northern California and the regional team in 2002. At the young age of 17, she along with her sister, Rachel, participated in the Women’s Premier Soccer League in 2002 through to 2005. They were offered full scholarships by the Portland Pilots which they delightedly accepted.
Megan was a part of The Chicago Stars and when the team stopped operating in 2010, she moved to Philadelphia Independence, followed by MagicJack. Her record 28 appearances and 8 goals in one year was seen when she moved to Olympic Lyons in 2013. She joined her present team, Seattle Reign FC in 2013 and even though that time the club was not very successful in scoring goals, Megan, with her spellbound skills, she helped the club to reach the finals of the 2014 season.
She has also bagged various accolades as a part of the National Team of the United States, both as a part of the Junior and Senior Teams. While in the senior team, she had in her name various awards, which included Gold Medals in the Olympic Games of 2012 and 2015, while getting a silver in 2011.
Currently, her Net Worth is estimated at $2 Million. She has been involved in various endorsements with big multinational companies like Nike and Samsung. She has also featured in quite a few Nike advertisements. In 2013, she also appeared in an advertisement for Wildfang, a clothing company. Determining her salary is quite complex as it changes with regards to bonuses earned on reaching certain achievements.
Megan Rapinoe Is A Lesbian Dating Sue Bird
In her first year of college, Megan figured out that she was a lesbian and came out publicly in July 2012 through an edition of Out Magazine, which enlightened the audience about her relationship with Australian Soccer Player, Sarah Walsh, since 2009. The relationship, unfortunately, came to an end in 2013. Finally, it was in 2018 that Seattle Storm Player and Rapinoe became the first same-sex couple to be on the cover of The Body Issue of ESPN’s Magazine.
Rapinoe has been quite active in working towards the betterment of the living of the LGBTQ+ community and against Gender Discrimination. She has done philanthropic work for the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. She also came out as an Ambassador for Athlete Ally, which is a non-profit organisation working towards ending homophobia and transphobia in sports.
Quick Facts About Megan Rapinoe
Name: Megan Rapinoe
Date of Birth: July 5, 1985
Birth Place: Redding, California
Height: 1.68 m
Weight: 132.3 pounds
Partner: Sue Bird
Parents: Jim and Denise Rapinoe