American Rapinoe wins women’s Ballon d’Or award


Soccer Football – Women’s World Cup Champions Parade – New York, United States – July 10, 2019 Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. during the parade REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

PARIS (Reuters) – United States midfielder Megan Rapinoe won the women’s Ballon d’Or award on Monday after helping her country to retain the World Cup in France this year.

The 34-year-old was the driving force behind the U.S. team that claimed a record-extending fourth world title in July and netted a penalty in the final against the Netherlands.

Rapinoe, who is also the captain of Reign FC in the U.S. National Women’s…


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