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A 'Moral' Change Kicks Off World Cup Parade

Equal pay is now law in New York

(Newser) - There was more to celebrate than soccer Wednesday at the ticker-tape parade for the World Cup-winning US women's soccer team. Just before the event began at 9:30am local time, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new state legislation, which "eliminates a gender discrimination loophole regarding pay between... More »

Rapinoe Speaks Directly to Trump: 'Do Better'

Soccer star describes World Cup win as 'turning point'

(Newser) - "You need to do better—for everyone." That was Megan Rapinoe's message to President Trump during a Tuesday interview with CNN 's Anderson Cooper. Asked what she would say to the commander in chief, the US women's soccer co-captain looked into the camera and addressed... More »

Megan Rapinoe Gave a Shoutout to Her Brother. Here's His Story

Brian Rapinoe spent much of his adult life behind bars, but is turning things around

(Newser) - After the US women's soccer team won its record fourth World Cup on Sunday , Megan Rapinoe gave her brother Brian a birthday shoutout at the end of her post-match interview, per USA Today . ESPN offers the back story on the siblings' "complicated relationship," explaining that while Megan... More »

Celebratory Sip Doesn't Amuse Everyone

World Cup celebration draws British commentary

(Newser) - The British drink about 100 million cups of tea a day, an industry group reports, per CNN . That's a lot, but they still may not share with US soccer star Alex Morgan. When Morgan scored during the Women's World Cup team's victory over England, she ran to... More »

Megan Rapinoe's Girlfriend Has Some Things to Say

WNBA's Sue Bird defends Rapinoe and sings her praises amid feud with Trump

(Newser) - Megan Rapinoe isn't just leading the US women's soccer team to victories in the World Cup, she also happens to be publicly sparring with the president of the United States. Now, in a wildly entertaining op-ed in the Players' Tribune , Rapinoe's partner, WNBA player Sue Bird, weighs... More »

Soccer Star Says Yes to AOC After No to Trump

Megan Rapinoe accepts invitation from Ocasio-Cortez

(Newser) - US women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe is on the outs with President Trump , but not with another high-profile resident of DC. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted an invitation to Rapinoe and the entire US team to visit the House of Representatives after the World Cup is over—and Rapinoe already... More »

Rapinoe Leads US Past France, 2-1

No. 3 England is next, on Tuesday

(Newser) - Megan Rapinoe went from controversy to triumph, scoring twice for the US in the much-anticipated clash with host France to send the defending champions into the semifinals of the Women's World Cup with a 2-1 victory Friday night. France was vying to become the first nation to simultaneously hold... More »

Megan Rapinoe Responds to Trump's Latest

'I stand by the comments that I made about not wanting to go to the White House—with the exception of the expletive'

(Newser) - Megan Rapinoe spoke at a press conference Thursday, and she was not backing down from her comments about the White House—well, other than one little part. "I stand by the comments that I made about not wanting to go to the White House—with the exception of the... More »

Trump Has More to Say About Megan Rapinoe

After a line she uttered in May is shared, the president responds on Twitter

(Newser) - The war of words between President Trump and Megan Rapinoe got some new life breathed into it on Wednesday, thanks to a weeks-old comment. Things first got testy after the co-captain of the US women's soccer team carried her team to the World Cup quarterfinals on Monday. Trump was... More »

Trump Takes Issue With US Soccer's Rapinoe

Says her protest during national anthem is inappropriate

(Newser) - President Trump may "love watching women's soccer," but he's no fan of Megan Rapinoe's silent stance during the national anthem. Asked whether it was appropriate for the co-captain of the US women's soccer team to take that moment to protest inequality and injustice— standing... More »

1st Major American Sports Org Bans Kneeling During Anthem

US Soccer says national team players must 'stand respectfully'

(Newser) - US Soccer is, by all appearances, the first major American sports organization to ban kneeling during the national anthem, Deadspin reports. US Soccer first addressed the issue last September after Megan Rapinoe took a knee in protest during the national anthem prior to a match. Rapinoe said she was kneeling... More »

US Soccer Star Kneels Before National Team Game

US Soccer says it expects players to stand

(Newser) - Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem before a US women's national team match against Thailand on Thursday night, the AP reports. Rapinoe first knelt during the anthem Sept. 4 before a game with her National Women's Soccer League team, the Seattle Reign. Rapinoe, a devoted advocate for... More »

Soccer Player's Anthem Protest Foiled—by Opposing Team

'F---ing unbelievable,' Megan Rapinoe says as anthem played while teams were in locker room

(Newser) - If Megan Rapinoe had planned to take a knee during the national anthem in her Wednesday night game against the Washington Spirit, the owner of that women's soccer team effectively squelched that plan. Per the Washington Post , Spirit owner Bill Lynch, an Air Force veteran, made sure the anthem... More »

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