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‘I’m Still Paid Less’: Megan Rapinoe Talks About Gender Pay Gap At White House...

Megan Rapinoe talked about the gender pay gap and said that even though she’s a professional athlete she’s still “paid less” than men who “do the same job.” “I’ve been devalued,” the U.S. Women’s Soccer star shared, according to a White House pool report on Wednesday. “I’ve been disrespected and dismissed because I’m a woman…

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Wears Black Lives Matter Jackets to International Match

The U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) wore Black Lives Matter Jackets to their international friendly match against the Netherlands on Friday. In a message posted before the game, USWNT star Alex Morgan said the team chose to wear the jackets as a way to “affirm human decency,” and as a stand against “racial injustice and…

Alexi Lalas Deletes Tweet Saying it Took ‘Courage’ to Stand for National Anthem

Fox analyst and former Team USA soccer star Alexi Lalas has deleted and apologized for a tweet in which he said that, in the current climate, standing for the national anthem “takes courage.” Lalas wrote: “Now it takes courage to actually stand for the national anthem.” The now-deleted tweet was sent after more than a…

Megan Rapinoe Endorses Elizabeth Warren for President

U.S. Women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe announced her support for Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) presidential campaign in a video posted Friday to social media. “I truly believe the best things in life are a result of being bold and being real. This extends to every part of my life and nothing feels more relevant and…

‘Sports Illustrated’ Names Trump Critic Megan Rapinoe ‘Sportsperson of the Year’

Sports Illustrated has named anthem protester Megan Rapinoe as its “sportsperson of the year” for 2019. The venerable sports magazine celebrated Rapinoe as a player on “the world’s stage” who was “under attack by a world leader,” but who “dominated” and did so “without fear.” As a result, “Megan Rapinoe became a voice for so…

Here Are All The Pro Athletes To Snub A Trump White House Invite

November 05, 2019 4:31 PM ET It hasn’t always been controversial for the President of the United States to invite a sports team to the White House, but under President Donald Trump, entire teams of athletes have taken it as an opportunity to publicly criticize the president. Here are the most notable American athletes who…

Megan Rapinoe Named FIFA Women’s World Player Of The Year

September 23, 2019 5:10 PM ET U.S. Women’s Soccer star Megan Rapinoe took home another honor Monday. FIFA named Rapinoe as the best women’s player in the world, beating out Lucy Bronze and Alex Morgan. The 34-year-old winger became an international household name over the Summer, both for her actions on and off the field.…
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