Latest Megan Rapinoe News

Courage host Reign, Thorns visit Red Stars in NWSL semis

Oct. 18, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

Don't be so quick to hand the North Carolina Courage the National Women's Soccer League championship, Megan Rapinoe says. Rapinoe's Reign FC visit the Courage on Sunday in one NWSL semifinal match, while the Portland Thorns play at the Chicago Red Stars in the other. The Courage, who finished atop the league...

Megan Rapinoe enjoys whirlwind, focuses on soccer pay fight

Oct. 18, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Rapinoe is enjoying the whirlwind of a two-time World Cup winner. She picked up the FIFA Player of the Year award in Milan rocking a deeper shade of lavender hair, sent off retiring U.S. coach Jill Ellis with an undefeated victory tour and kept up the fight for pay equity against the...

Soccer star Rapinoe, boxer Shields win sportswomen of year

Oct. 17, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe and boxer Claressa Shields have been honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation. They won in the team and individual categories, the awards coming at the foundation's 40th annual Salute to Women in Sports. Rapinoe led the U.S. to victory at the World Cup in...

US women counter soccer federation's assertions on pay

Oct. 7, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

U.S. Soccer was misleading when it asserted some players for the women's national team made more money than their male counterparts, the women's team players said in court documents filed Monday. The players say in the documents that the men's pay would have been far greater if they'd had the same success on the...

US plays to 1-1 draw in final game for retiring coach Ellis

Oct. 6, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Megan Rapinoe will miss Jill Ellis running the U.S. women's national team. "A lot, I think," star forward Rapinoe said after the U.S. tied South Korea 1-1 on Sunday in the final game for Ellis on the exhibition tour of the two-time Women's World Cup champions. "It's such an intimate...

US women's soccer coach Jill Ellis preps for last game

Oct. 5, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Retiring U.S. Soccer women's national team coach Jill Ellis already knows she'll be emotional on Sunday at Soldier Field. The two-time FIFA women's coach of the year will lead the World Cup champions in the finale of their six-game victory tour when the U.S. team faces South Korea. "We built...

US national women’s team beats South Korea 2-0

Oct. 3, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Megan Rapinoe had two assists in her first national team game since the World Cup and the United States beat South Korea 2-0 on Thursday night for its 17th straight victory. Coach Jill Ellis earned her 106th victory as coach of the United States, passing Tony DiCicco for most wins...

US Soccer opposes USWNT request for class certification

Oct. 1, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

The U.S. Soccer Federation has filed a motion opposing the U.S. women's national team's request to certify the players' lawsuit seeking equitable pay as a class action. The women filed their motion for class certification on Sept. 11, asking the court to include in the lawsuit all players called up to the...

Felix, other top stars, fight track's pregnancy penalty

Sep. 28, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — For decades, the message to women in track and field was crystal clear: get pregnant, lose sponsorship money. A rebellion led by some of the sport's top runners, Allyson Felix, Kara Goucher and Alysia Montano, is helping to change that. Two months after the U.S. women's soccer players...

Felix, other top stars, fight track's pregnancy penalty

Sep. 26, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — For decades, the message to women in track and field was crystal clear: get pregnant, lose sponsorship money. A rebellion led by some of the sport's top runners, Allyson Felix, Kara Goucher and Alysia Montano, is helping to change that. Two months after the U.S. women's soccer players...