“I think they were trying to be respectful and that it’s my job to say, ‘I’m gay.’ Which I am. In fact, Rapinoe’s been dating her girlfriend, an Australian soccer player, for three years, and even brought her home to visit her family in Northern California last Christmas.She doesn’t get to see her girlfriend that often, however, since the life of a world-class soccer player is mainly spent traveling, which means that her teammates are akin to her closest family.
Instead, she and her sister focused on playing for club soccer team, Elk Grove United.
AE: After the World Cup, which was huge, tons of new soccer fans were introduced to you and now you’re household names. In the beginning, to be honest, it was pretty strange.
AE: You are a twin — did you spend time with your sister — Rachael, right? I didn’t because she’s living down in Texas right now so we didn’t get to spend our birthdays together, unfortunately. I think all of the reactions I’ve gotten have been totally supportive and completely positive. ” MR: Not so much — I don’t think it wasn’t really for any premise or popularity gain or anything. I think it’s good a lot of people are going to know.
Rachael Elizabeth Rapinoe (born July 5, 1985) is an American soccer midfielder and forward.
She previously played for Stjarnan Women in Iceland and the United States women's national under-23 soccer team.