57 Megan Rapinoe Quotes from American Professional Soccer Player

Megan Rapinoe is an accomplished American soccer player and social activist.

Born in 1985 in Redding, California, she played a pivotal role in the U.S. Women’s National Team’s (USWNT) victories at two Women’s World Cups (2015, 2019) and secured a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics and a bronze in the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Rapinoe was honored as FIFA’s Women’s Player of the Year in 2019. Apart from international success, she played for various clubs, notably Seattle Reign FC, becoming one of their top scorers.

Rapinoe’s activism includes supporting LGBTQ rights, racial justice and gender equality.

Megan Rapinoe

She was the first white athlete to kneel during the national anthem, aligning with Colin Kaepernick’s protest against racial injustice.

In 2019, she co-led a lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation demanding pay equity, which led to a $24 million settlement and a promise for equal pay.

A critic of former U.S. Pres. Donald Trump, she declined a White House visit post-World Cup win.

Her memoir, “One Life”, was published in 2020 and she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from U.S. Pres. Joe Biden in 2022.

Megan Rapinoe is a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community and racial justice.

I have listed below some of the best quotes by Megan Rapinoe.

Best Megan Rapinoe Quotes


The more you stand up for others, the easier it is to stand up for yourself. ~ Megan Rapinoe.


We’re all crazy. That’s what makes us special. ~ Megan Rapinoe.


We’re gracious, and we’re humble, and we play the game a certain way, whether we win or lose. ~ Megan Rapinoe.


Always believe in your game. ~ Megan Rapinoe.


I think we need to keep our faces out there and to keep our game out there and keep it growing. ~ Megan Rapinoe.


If you can’t take criticism, you can’t reach your potential. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

I play a certain style. I’m not willing to compromise that part of me. ~ Megan Rapinoe.


It’s hard to beat somebody that never gives up. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

It’s about standing up and being counted and saying you’re proud of who you are. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

It’s competing to the best of your ability; it’s trying to be the absolute best that you can, so for us, the expectation is always the same; success for us looks like winning. ~ Megan Rapinoe.


I’ve always been a risk-taker. Growing up, I had a lot of freedom and room to roam and do what I wanted, and I think that’s a huge part of my game. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

And life will throw you some curveballs. Failure will happen, and how you handle it will help shape you into the person you are going to become. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

Maybe you’re not having a thousand times more injuries, but there’s an aspect to the purity of the game and the quality of the game that is played on grass that is different on turf. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

Famous Megan Rapinoe Quotes

Being a homosexual American, I know what it means to look at the flag and not feel like it protects all of my freedoms. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

I don’t really get energized by haters or all that. I feel like there’s so many people that love me, so I’m like, Yay, keep loving me. “This is great!” I’m more energized by that. ~ Megan Rapinoe.


Hang on to your friends, and be prepared to make new ones. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

I guess coming out publicly seems like a weight off my shoulders. I’ve been playing a lot better than I’ve ever played before. I think I’m just enjoying myself, and I’m happy. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

Success for us is very simple, and it is very clear from the first second that you get on the team, whether it is like a passing pattern or a small-sided game or a friendly or a World Cup final – it’s winning, it’s competing to the best of your ability, it’s trying to be the absolute best that you can so for us the expectation is always the same, success for us looks like winning. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

I feel like it’s actually everybody’s responsibility to use whatever platform they have to do good in the world and to try to make our society better, whether you’re an accountant or an activist or an athlete or whatever it is. I think it’s everybody’s responsibility. ~ Megan Rapinoe.


You deserve the space that you can take up. And you can take up as much space as you need. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

To every girl out there, to every boy out there, who watches this team, who wants to be on this team or just wants to live their dream out, you are not lesser just because you’re a girl. You are not better just because you’re a boy. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

What do you want to be the story of your lives? Do you want someone else to tell it for you, or do you want to tell it yourself? ~ Megan Rapinoe.

Top Megan Rapinoe Quotes

Be honest about how you approach failure. Don’t just be critical of yourself because that can be self-serving. Approach it honestly, assess your performance, and assess the areas where you have fallen short. Correct them and move on. Don’t dwell on it. Don’t hold on to it. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

We feel a responsibility not only to stand up for what we know we deserve as athletes, but also for what we know is right – on behalf of our teammates, future teammates, fellow women athletes, and women all around the world. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

As I’ve grown older, I’ve really got to understand how powerful one voice can be, my voice can be, or the team’s voice can be. So to hold that back or not to use that just seems selfish in a way. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

I’ve always understood that once you have a tiny bit of power, space, or control, you should do everything you can to share it. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

Popular Megan Rapinoe Quotes

As I’ve grown older, I’ve really got to understand how powerful one voice can be, my voice can be, or the team’s voice can be. So to hold that back or not to use that just seems selfish in a way. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

It’s pretty cool; it’s really special; I feel like in so many ways I’m representing what the whole team is standing for, every team in the World Cup, it felt like we were all on the same team fighting for something bigger. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

Sometimes, it’s worth risking it all for a dream only you can see. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

We have learned that there are tremendous obstacles to change; we know that it takes bravery and courage and perseverance to stand up to them. ~ Megan Rapinoe.


Make this world a better place, love more, hate less. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

When you know yourself and your strengths, there is always something you can do to raise the standard for everyone. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

Inspiring Megan Rapinoe Quotes

We need a more substantive conversation around race relations and the way people of color are treated. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

We are confident in our case and steadfast in our commitment to ensuring that girls and women will not be valued as lesser just because of their gender. ~ Megan Rapinoe.


I was made exactly the way I was meant to be made in who I am and my personality and the way I was born. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

It’s frustrating sometimes: as an athlete, you’re thrust into the spotlight, and you know, I think this team has always done a really amazing job of understanding that we have this incredible platform; let’s do something good with it. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

Real change lies within all of us. It is in the choices we make every day. It’s in how we talk, who we hire, and what we permit others to say in our presence. It’s in reading more, thinking more, considering a different perspective. At its simplest, it’s in whether we’re willing to spend even five minutes a day thinking about how we can make the world better. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

I need to feel like I have that freedom to make mistakes and to just try things. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

I’m always open; I think the team is always open for a settlement; I don’t think anyone really ever wants to go to trial or to take this thing to that level. But obviously, if we have to, we will. ~ Megan Rapinoe.


Do what you love and love what you do. I just try to have a smile and love what I do every day. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

When I know I’m being underestimated, my performance improves. What are you going to do? The only recourse is to double down and play so well no one can doubt you again. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

As a kid, I’d always pushed back against bullies and stood up for myself and my friends. Now, as an adult, I felt something dormant in me twitching to life: political anger. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

Great Megan Rapinoe Quotes

When we, as a nation, put our minds to something, when we truly choose to care about something, change always happens. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

Putting yourself out there is hard, but it’s so worth it. I don’t think anyone who has ever spoken out, or stood up, or had a brave moment, has regretted it. It’s empowering and confidence-building and inspiring. Not only to other people but to yourself. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

I also love the United States of America. I think the U.S. Women’s national team is phenomenal. When they celebrate every goal, how much they want this, how important it is to demand, how they work for this their entire lives and careers. ~ Megan Rapinoe.


I take playing for my country very seriously. It’s a huge honor. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

The more I’ve been able to learn about gay rights and equal pay and gender equity and racial inequality, the more that it all intersects. You can’t really pick it apart. It’s all intertwined. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

Some people play best when they’re frustrated and mad. I play my best when I’m happy. I really, truly do. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

While we do not get to choose what we see or what happens around us, and sometimes to us and others, we do get to choose how we bear witness to it. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

It’s OK to feel different right now. You are supposed to be feeling weird a lot of the time. You have a lot going on. And you are supposed to feel uncomfortable and awkward because it’s a good thing, and it helps you grow. ~ Megan Rapinoe.

So these were the 57 top Megan Rapinoe quotes and sayings.

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