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Megan Anna Rapinoe

Current Location:: Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Redding, Shasta County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Private and Private
Fiancée of Sue Bird
Sister of Private; Private and Private

Occupation: Professional soccer player
Managed by: Private User
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About Megan Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe (/rəˈpiːnoʊ/) is an American professional soccer midfielder/winger who plays for Seattle Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League. As a member of the United States women's national soccer team, she helped the U.S. win gold at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and 2012 London Olympics, and silver at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Rapinoe is internationally known for her crafty style of play and her precise cross to Abby Wambach in the 122nd minute of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup quarterfinals against Brazil, which resulted in an equalizer goal and eventual win for the Americans after a penalty kick shootout. During the 2012 London Olympics, she scored three goals and tallied a team-high four assists to lead the United States to a gold medal. She is the first player, male or female, to score a Goal Olimpico at the Olympic Games.

Rapinoe is an advocate for numerous LGBT organizations, including the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and Athlete Ally. In 2013, she was awarded the Board of Directors Award by the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. She is sponsored by Nike, Samsung and DJO Global, and has appeared in multiple promotional pieces for clothing company Wildfang, as well as for Nike. She previously played for the Chicago Red Stars, Philadelphia Independence and magicJack in Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) as well as Olympique Lyonnais in France's Division 1 Féminine.

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Megan Rapinoe's Timeline

1985
July 5, 1985
Redding, Shasta County, California, United States