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Megan Rapinoe given FIFA’s Best Woman Player award

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American soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe won FIFA’s Best Women’s Player in the World award on Monday.

The accolade joins her golden boot and golden ball from the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which Rapinoe won while leading the U.S. team to a second straight title.

Rapinoe edged out her national team teammate Alex Morgan for the FIFA award.

Rapinoe’s historic world cup campaign included scoring all four goals in U.S. wins over Spain and France in the round of 16 and quarterfinals.

She also scored the opening goal in the final against the Netherlands after missing the semifinal with an injury.

{mosads}The 34-year-old attracted significant national attention over the summer for her outspoken political positions.

In June, Rapinoe said she was “not going to the f—ing White House” if the team won the tournament.

President Trump responded in a tweet that “leagues and teams love coming to the White House” and he is a “big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer” but cautioned that “Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job!”

The athlete doubled down and said she stood by her comments “with the exception of the expletive — my mom will be very upset about that.” 

It’s unclear whether the World Cup-winning team will be invited to celebrate at the White House, or how many players would attend if such an invitation was issued.

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