Megan Rapinoe is the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year

by Kevin Nesgoda

I don’t know if Megan Rapinoe has a personal anthem, but it might as well be DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win” because, well… that’s all she does.

This summer, Reign FC’s Rapinoe led the United States Women’s Team to the World Cup trophy (her second), taking home the Golden Boot (for most goals scored) and Golden Ball (the tournament’s Most Valuable Player) awards along the way. Now, Rapinoe is going to need a bigger trophy case because she’s adding another one to the collection.

Rapinoe beat out U.S. teammate Alex Morgan and England’s Lucy Bronze to win FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year today at an awards ceremony at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala. The vote came from fans, journalists, national team coaches and captains. During the World Cup, Rapinoe scored six goals and three assists in 428 minutes, including two braces and the game winning goal in the final against Netherlands. The team’s coach, Jill Ellis, also won the women’s coach award.

Beyond the individual honor, Rapinoe was also named to the FIFA FIFPRO World 11, along with USWNT teammates Alex Morgan, Julie Ertz, Rose Lavelle, and Kelly O’Hara. The FIFA FIFPRO World 11 is a collection of players chosen by their peers from around the world. Rapinoe is the second Reign FC player named to the team after goalkeeper Hope Solo, who received the honor in 2015 and 2016.

You can catch Rapinoe and the rest of Reign FC as they fight for the NWSL Playoffs this Wednesday, September 25, at Cheney Stadium, taking on the Utah Royals.

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