Megan Rapinoe, the famous U.S. women’s soccer star, revealed that her favorite memory of playing U.S. soccer was fighting for equal pay. Despite missing a penalty kick and marking the end of the United States Women’s National Team’s run in the World Cup this year, Rapinoe remained proud of her team’s efforts.
In a video shared on social media, Rapinoe expressed her enthusiasm for the “equal pay chance after the final.” Although she acknowledged that her team was fighting for more than just equal pay, this particular achievement stood out to her. It’s no secret that Rapinoe is a fierce advocate for equal pay and has become a symbol of the fight for gender equality in professional sports.
After the L at the World Cup today, Megan Rapinoe was asked what her favorite memory of playing for US soccer was.
Her response was "equal pay" pic.twitter.com/zgeCM99WWW
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) August 6, 2023
However, Rapinoe’s views, specifically her support for transgender athletes, have drawn criticism from conservatives. In July, she announced that she would welcome transgender athletes onto the U.S. Women’s National Team, even if they replaced biological women. Many conservatives argue that this stance undermines the fight for women’s rights in sports.
Despite the controversy surrounding her views, Rapinoe remains an influential figure and will be featured in Netflix’s upcoming sports docu-series on the U.S. women’s World Cup team. Her impact on and off the field is undeniable, but her political positions have raised concerns among conservatives.