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USWNT named Time Magazine Athlete of Year for 2019

The U.S. women won their second straight World Cup and their fourth overall.

The United States Women's Soccer Team was named Time Magazine's Athlete of the Year on Wednesday as part of its yearly accolades.

The magazine called them "a team that transcended sports" and called their battle for equal pay "a rallying cry" at the FIFA Women's World Cup.

The honor caps a year in which the U.S. women won the World Cup for the second straight time. The Americans were undefeated heading into the event final, and they beat the Netherlands 2-0 to earn the title. 

The Time Magazine...

U.S. star Megan Rapinoe named Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year

Megan Rapinoe shares an update on the USWNT's fight for equal pay and explains what an ideal resolution looks like from her point of view.

U.S. national team star Megan Rapinoe has been named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated.

Rapinoe, FIFA Player of the Year and a two-time World Cup winner, including this year's tournament in France, was selected for dominating "the world's game, on the world's stage, under attack by a world leader."

The magazine says Rapinoe is just the fourth woman in the award's 66-year history to win the honor unaccompanied, calling it "a remarkable athletic achievement and a reflection of entrenched...

U.S. Soccer 2020 deficit grows by $5.5 million due to legal fees from lawsuits

Megan Rapinoe shares an update on the USWNT's fight for equal pay and explains what an ideal resolution looks like from her point of view.

U.S. Soccer's projected 2020 deficit is set to grow $5.5 million due mostly to expenditures of $9 million on legal fees devoted to various lawsuits.

The federation had already projected a loss for the upcoming year, but legals costs -- including those due to the equal pay lawsuit filed by the U.S. women's team -- are the primary reason for the increase.

Speaking at the USSF Board of Directors meeting, USSF CFO Pinky Raina presented reports on the federation's financial state. Entering the 2019...

Megan Rapinoe calls on Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo to help in fight for equality

Ale Moreno feels competing with Cristiano Ronaldo for the Ballon d'Or is the ultimate fuel for Lionel Messi.
Megan Rapinoe shares an update on the USWNT's fight for equal pay and explains what an ideal resolution looks like from her point of view.
Juan Mata feels players should not just stick to playing football and instead follow the lead of figures like Megan Rapinoe.
Megan Rapinoe sits down for an exclusive interview with ESPN and discusses the impact Donald Trump's tweets had on the USWNT at the World Cup.

U.S. women's national team captain Megan Rapinoe has urged male superstars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to do more to tackle issues such as racism and sexism in modern football.

Rapinoe, 34, won the female Ballon d'Or award -- only the second in history -- on Monday after winning the World Cup, Golden Boot and Golden Ball in July.

Speaking with organisers France Football after her Ballon d'Or triumph, Rapinoe challenged Ronaldo, Messi and Ibrahimovic to...

Megan Rapinoe takes home 2019 Ballon d'Or but is so much more than the best player in women's soccer

Julien Laurens says Lionel Messi separated himself from other Ballon d'Or finalists by carrying Barcelona.
Megan Rapinoe didn't attend the Ballon d'Or ceremony but her deserved award was the talk of Paris even as Messi won his sixth prize.

PARIS, France -- Megan Rapinoe, the second-ever winner of the women's Ballon d'Or given to the best player on earth, had better things to do than pick up her award in Paris on Monday. "Bonsoir everyone!" she called out cheerily to the theater packed with dinner jackets and ballgowns, in a video that looked as if it was recorded in the corner of her Seattle living room. She apologised for not making it over: "It's a bummer." Lionel MessiKylian Mbappe and Virgil van Dijk were among those...