8
Mar

Sydney Leroux offers #Instatips to teammate Megan Rapinoe

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The ladies on the US national team never cease to amaze us with their social media prowess, but this one might take the cake for post of the year, courtesy of Megan Rapinoe and Sydney Leroux:

Leroux has mastered the art of promoting herself and her team via Twitter and Instagram, and she has now taken Megan Rapinoe under her wing. With poses like that, the bleach-blonde midfielder will be #instafamous in no time!

According to Leroux, Rapinoe’s Instagram clearly needed some help:

To which the accused fired back:

Good laughs all around! It certainly doesn’t appear like the USA’s first loss in over a year (to Sweden in the Algarve Cup) has dampened their spirits much.

23
May

Trecker’s Travels, Day Fifteen: Women’s UCL Final

Photo: Jamie Trecker / FOX Soccer

By Jamie Trecker

STAMFORD BRIDGE - There’s no Rafa, but Megan Rapinoe just went down the tunnel, kitted out, like all the Lyon players, in a chic white pantsuit. Lyon came dressed for business.

The women’s Champions League final is here tonight, and while it feels like an afterthought this weekend, there is little doubt that Lyon are taking this game very seriously. The Wolfsburg players came out in sweats and busied themselves by taking pictures and posting them on Instagram. Patrice Lair, Lyon’s non-nonsense coach, was having none of that and took his players into a huddle at the Shed End.

Lyon are wild favorites in this game: they are the back-to-back defending UWCL champions and come in riding a stunning run of form. The scorelines they have posted Europe seem like a bit of a joke: they’ve conceded only two goals while pasting teams 9-1, 11-0, 12-1 and 8-0.  At home, they are 20-0-0 in their league play and have an eye-watering goal difference of +115. Lair’s seriousness may have something to do with that.

And Rapinoe has a chance to make history tonight, becoming the first American to start and win a Champions League medal. Jovan Kirovski has a medal, but he did not start for Dortmund back in 1997; Ali Krieger has a medal, but the Champions League didn’t exist when she suited up for Frankfurt. (Rapinoe was delighted to learn this, joking that she finally has something to tease Krieger about.)

If things break her way, Rapinoe will also beat Neven Subotic, expected to start Saturday for Dortmund, to the punch. Subotic, as you may know, is the former USA U-20 player who was grossly mishandled by the U.S. national team program, and ended up declaring instead for Serbia.

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29
Nov

USA midfielder Megan Rapinoe sits down with FOX Soccer and discloses details regarding her best moments with the United States women’s national team. 

Read more of Rapinoe’s interview with FOX Soccer’s Leander Schaerlaeckens.