Megan Rapinoe Biography: Facts, Net Worth and Bio on Wikipedia
Megan Rapinoe is an American soccer player, who plays for and captains the United States women’s national soccer team. She has also played for Seattle Sounders Women in the United States Women’s Soccer League (WPSL), Olympique Lyonnais in France’s Division 1 Féminine, and the Washington Freedom in the WPS. Rapinoe was born on October 13, 1985 in Redding, California to Mike and Julie Rapinoe. She attended Foothill High School in Palo Cedro, California where she played on the school girls’ soccer team from 1999 through 2003.
Rapinoe’s early life and career
Rapinoe is originally from California. As a child, she enjoyed playing sports. It was an important part of her life as she tried to stay active and involved in extracurricular activities. Her main sports included soccer and swimming. As she got older, she became more interested in soccer. In 2003, she played for Shasta High School, where she won a state title. She was also a part of the United States women’s national youth teams that won the 2002 and 2003 FIFA U-19 World Championships and the U-19 Women’s World Championship. While she was attending Shasta High School, Rapinoe was a student at Granite Bay High School in Granite Bay, California, where she graduated in 2003. In addition, Rapinoe is a 2004 graduate of California State University, Sacramento.
Rapinoe’s time with the United States National Team
While attending Stanford University, Rapinoe was a member of the United States women’s national soccer team from 2005 through 2007. She is one of four women to have won an NCAA Championship in college soccer and a FIFA Women’s World Cup. In 2007, Rapinoe won the MAC Hermann Trophy, the most prestigious award in college soccer, and was named the NCAA College Cup MVP. She was also named first team All-American by several publications including the NSCAA, WSCA, and NSCAA. She was a three-time Big West Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Megan Rapinoe Career Her first call up to the United States national team was in 2004. She has since been a member of the United States team for several World Cups and Olympic games.
After USWNT players received a share of a $16 million FIFA settlement, Rapinoe joined fellow player Mia Hamm to demand the women receive equal pay. She even went to France to protest against unequal pay for women players. “I am not a novelty act,” said Rapinoe. “We are soccer players and that’s it. Soccer is an Olympic sport. We shouldn’t have to beg to be paid the same as male soccer players, even though we’re a lot more popular and attract more viewers.” Rapinoe also mentioned that she and Mia Hamm are advocating for a new pay structure for the women’s team. They are calling for a “substantial increase in compensation to players” to guarantee “equitable pay” for the players, as well as equal media and marketing opportunities.
Rapinoe’s personal life
The feisty and multi-talented Rapinoe has over 20 tattoos which include the words “sister”, “mom” and “dad”. Her tattoos also include her national team’s crest which has a World Cup globe, two soccer balls and the word “women.” Rapinoe’s other tattoos include a piece that says “she is just getting started” and another tattoo which says “selfish”. She also has a tattoo on her foot which says “past couple”, which is a homage to her early childhood when she had a head injury which caused her to miss one year of school. When Rapinoe was eleven, her father signed her up for a soccer camp in Washington State. She met head coach Ron Smith and he became her coach at the camp. She joined the Nike Elite Youth Soccer Alliance (EYSA) program in San Jose.
Net worth and awards
Rapinoe is currently estimated to have a net worth of over $1 million dollars. She currently plays for Seattle Reign in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) where she has been the MVP of the team twice, in 2013 and 2014. She was a member of the US women’s national soccer team from 2003 until 2015, winning a total of 137 caps and scoring 35 goals. Megan Rapinoe Husband Megan Rapinoe is married to Matthew Syder. They were married on May 26, 2013 at Woodinville Vineyards in Woodinville, Washington. In 2016, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together. Their first child was born on December 23, 2016. Megan Rapinoe Children Megan has a daughter named Gigi Rapinoe with her husband Matthew Syder.