Megan Rapinoe stands tall as U.S. beats France in World Cup battle worthy of the hype

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This was a spectacle of women’s soccer, a capacity crowd in a famous stadium roaring as a reigning champion and an overdue contender collided in one of the most anticipated Women’s World Cup matches in history.

It lived up to its billing, and more. And when 90 exhausting minutes expired, the United States remained in contention for a fourth championship by edging France, 2-1, in a riveting quarterfinal before 45,595 at Parc des Princes.

Megan Rapinoe — the focal point of attention on the field by her exploits and off it for her outspoken opinions on politics, race and gender equality — scored twice for the second consecutive match as the Americans advanced to play England on Tuesday in Lyon.
Good. I can now support Rapinoe's team and especially herself as she battles against the Donald.
 
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Megan Rapinoe isn’t here to make you comfortable

It’s hard to keep count of all the polarizing ways that people describe Megan Rapinoe. The U.S. women’s soccer forward is a star, and she’s a pariah. She’s fun-loving, and she’s annoying. She’s exuberant, and she’s excessive. She’s a necessary voice, and she’s an irreverent troublemaker. She’s delightful, and she’s disgraceful. She’s essential to our World Cup hopes, and when she declines to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” with her teammates, she’s inappropriate for our world-class ego.

She’s America, too, by the way. Oh, she’s America. And there is no counter to that.
 
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They have to beat the top three teams in the world back to back, talk about a tough job. One down two more to go...
Actually that's not quite true. The other World Cup teams :party: have to beat #1 USA to advance. That is a tough job but that is JMO.
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The US does have to beat the number four, number three, and number two teams in that order...still a tough job.
 
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Next up is England on Tuesday 3PM ET.

Our last two close games might help us...

Today will have Italy v Netherlands and Germany v Sweden.

Go USA!!!
 
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