The world of sports is such a great platform that lets the players inspire a large number of people in many different ways. Megan Rapinoe is a professional football player who is not just known for her crafty style of play but also her openness while admitting that she was a lesbian. She is a part of the Seattle Reign FC in the National Women’s Soccer League. She is also the member of the United States women’s national soccer team and helped her country win the 2012 London Olympics and 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
A Career in Football:
Growing up with the coach father, she spent her time training at the early age. She first chose to play for the Elk Grove Pride club team, located south of Sacramento. By the time, she was in the high school; she was named Parade and National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Her club career began in 2009 after being selected second overall in the WPS Draft by the Chicago Red Stars for the inaugural season of Women’s Professional Soccer. She opened the 17 out of 18 games and became an All-Star team. Her career progressed further, after playing for more teams and later joined the national team.
Net Worth and Salary:
The player’s precise cross to Abby Wambach in the 122nd minute during the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup quarterfinals against Brazil is memorable to this as it set the record for the latest goal scored in a match. She has amassed a staggering net worth of over $2 million in the very successful career. Talking about salary, she once filed litigation against the USSF for pay discrimination as they were paid four times less than their counterparts.
She is the winner of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and is currently playing for the Seattle Reign FC. She has won multiple awards including an ESPY Award for Best Play of The Year. She has also been inducted into the Shasta County Sports Hall of Fame and National Gay and Sports Lesbian Hall of Fame.
Does Megan Have a New Girlfriend?
It is quite a renowned fact that the player is a gay. She is even an ambassador for Athlete Ally which focuses ending homophobia and transphobia in sports. We also know that she was in a long term relationship with the Sub Pop Recording artist Sera Cahoone. But a new development in her story might surprise many.
Sue Bird, an Olympic gold winning professional basketball player, came out in a recent interview with the ESPN.
“I’m gay. Megan’s my girlfriend. These aren’t secrets to people who know me."
In a lengthy profile published in the magazine, she confessed that she realized it when she was at the University of Connecticut and told that it was the right time for her to come out. At the same time also revealed that they had been seeing each other for several months.
Her Previous Relationships:
The star of the US Women’s National Team came out in 2012 as a gay and also revealed that she was dating an Australian Football Player Sarah Walsh. They had been together since 2009, and after about five years into the relationship, they split in 2013.
Not long after that, she started going out with Sera, and after just two years they got engaged. She revealed the news on Instagram and looked perfect kissing and holding either of them in their arms while also flaunting the ring.
Although she looked to get married to Sera soon, the wedding was put to hold in early 2017. As per the expectation of many, it seems that she won’t make her a wife since the news of her new beau is on the air.
Megan Rapinoe currently aged 32 was born on 5th July 1985 in California, U.S. She was born to the parents Jim and Denise. She has five siblings and a fraternal twin, Rachael. She is an American National and belongs to white ethnicity. The beautiful and celebrated football star has the perfect body shape and measurement and has the height of 5 feet and 7 inches.