BY BYALEX GALBRAITH
Megan Rapinoe is as responsible for helping the US Women’s National Team in winning their second straight World Cup as anyone. But when she was rightfully recognized for her efforts, the US Captain deflected with a humble Nipsey Husslequote that also warned the soccer-playing world that she’s far from done.
“Ain’t really trip on the credit, I just paid all of my dues. I just respected the game, now my name all in the news,” she wrote on Instagram along with a photo of her holding the Golden Ball and Boot statues. “Trippin’ on all of my moves, quote me on this, got a lot more to prove.”
She closed the quote from Nipsey’s “Hussle & Motivate” with a mention of the late rapper and the hashtag #tmc, a reference to Nipsey’s motto “The Marathon Continues.”
Rapinoe won the two trophies, celebrating the World Cup’s best goalscorer and player, after netting a penalty kick in the US 2-0 Finals win over The Netherlands. Her 6 goals tied her teammate Alex Morgan and English player Ellen White. However, Rapinoe scored more goals per minutes played.
Like she said via Nipsey, her name is definitely in the news. Rapinoe has been frank about her disapproval of the current president and it’s led to negative remarks from Donald Trump.
Rapinoe stood by her statement and told her teammates to think before accepting a Trump invite.
“I would encourage my teammates to think hard about lending [their] platform or having that co-opted by an administration that doesn’t feel the same way and doesn’t fight for same things that we fight for,” she told the New York Post.