Is Megan Rapinoe married? No, she isn’t. However, she is in a serious relationship with Suzanne Brigit Bird AKA Sue Bird (born on October 16, 1980) who is no less than being a wife. The couple is having a same-sex relationship as both of them are lesbian regarding their sexual orientation.
During the first year of her college life, Rapinoe confirmed she was a lesbian which she came out publicly in the July 2012 edition of Out magazine. From 2009, she was in the relationship with Australian soccer player Sarah Walsh (born on 11 January 1983).
Their dating life came to an end by 2013 after which Rapinoe started dating American singer-songwriter Sera Cahoone (born on August 4, 1975). The couple celebrated their engagement in August 2015. They were very close to get married but the relationship couldn’t move longer.
Later, Rapinoe was reported to be dating Seattle Storm player Sue Bird which was confirmed on July 20, 2017. The couple turned to be featured at the first same-sex couple on the cover of ESPN’s The Body Issue in 2018. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Rapinoe:
Who is Megan Rapinoe?
Born as Megan Anna Rapinoe, she landed the planet on July 5, 1985, which makes her age be 34 years old as of 2019. By profession, she is an American professional soccer player playing primarily as a winger. She helped the national team to win the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments. Alongside Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan, she has been co-captaining the national team since 2018.
Out of her successful sports world, she has been contributing to numerous LGBT organizations like Athlete Ally and GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network). She was able to earn the board of directors Award in 2013 by the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center.
She has also made her appearance on several product commercials like Nike and Wildfang, She is also sponsored by Procter & Gamble, Samsung, Hulu, LUNA Bar, DJO Global and Nike. She is also one of the founders of a gender-neutral lifestyle brand, re-inc alongside her fellow athletes Meghan Klingenberg, Tobin Heath and Christen Press.
Early Life and Education
Rapinoe was born in 1985 and her place of birth is in Redding, California, the United States of America. Talking about her family background, she was born to the parents named Jim Rapinoe (father) and Denise Rapinoe (mother). She spent her childhood days in her hometown with five siblings.
She has a fraternal twin, Rachael Rapinoe who has also played for the United States women’s national under-23 soccer team. Rapinoe carries Italian ancestry from her paternal grandfather as well as Irish ancestry. She started playing football from the age of three being inspired by her elder brother named Brian.
Until her high school, she played for various teams being coached by her father. Although she was the student of Foothill High School, she played for the Elk Grove Pride club team. In 2004, Rapinoe was named to McDonald’s All-American Girls High School Soccer West Team. After that, she went for the ODP team in 1999 and in 2002 he was the part of regional ODP team.
Career and Professional Life
Megan played for Elk Grove Pride in the WPSL from 2002 to 2005 along with her twin sister. She scored an equalizer goal in a match against the Peachtree City Lazers during the US Youth Soccer National Championships. With her twin sister, she attended the University of Portland in Portland. She also played for the United States in the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship.
She was selected by the Chicago Red Stars in the 2009 WPS Draft for the inaugural season of WPS, the highest division of soccer in the United States at the time. She signed with expansion team Philadelphia Independence in December 2010. Later, she signed with the Australian W-League team Sydney FC in October 2011 for two games as a guest player.
She signed with Olympique Lyonnais for six months in January 2013 with a salary of 14,000 USD per month. In 2002, she played for the United States under-16 national soccer team. She also joined the United States under-19 team and played from 2003 to 2005 during which she scored nine goals out of 21 appearances.
On March 1, 2003, she made her debut goal for the team in a match against Mexico. Later, she started receiving training from the United States women’s national soccer team. On July 23, 2006, she made her debut for the senior team from the match against Ireland. On October 1, 2006, she made her first two goals in a match against Taiwan.
She was also part of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup and 2012 London Olympics. Her career-best came in the year 2012 where she scored 8 goals and 12 assists for the national team.
Megan was named the Player of the Tournament at the 2013 Algarve Cup in Portugal. She was also the part of her national team for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup which was organized in Canada. In a match against Australia, she made the opening game score.
Rapinoe made her 50th international goal during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final. She turned as the oldest woman to score in a World Cup final at the age of 34. She also received the Golden Boot for being the top scorer in the tournament. In addition to that, she also made the Golden Ball award as the best player in her name.
Megan Rapinoe isn’t married. She is a lesbian and is in a relationship with American basketball player Sue Bird who could be her future wife. Talking about her past relationship records, Megan has dated Australian soccer player Sarah Walsh and American singer-songwriter Sera Cahoone with whom she was engaged in August 2015.
American professional soccer player Megan Rapinoe has an average height of 5 feet and 7 inches. She weighs about 55 kilograms or 121 lbs making her have a slim body structure. Her body measurement is said to be 32-26-34 inches. With the brown colored eyes, she is blessed with blonde colored hair.
Salary and Net worth
Megan Rapinoe has an estimated net worth of 3 million USD. She has experienced a successful soccer playing career from her young age which in return has made her receive an impressive amount of earnings. She has also performed well in the FIFA world cup for her country being able to earn the Golden Boot.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Megan Rapinoe is prepared by various wiki sites including Wikipedia. Join her on Twitter @mPinoe where she is being followed by more than 898k followers now. Her Instagram account is reachable @mrapinoe where she has amassed more than 2.2 million followers.