“All Due Respect to the Boys” – Megan Rapinoe Slams USWNT Broadcasters for Talking About Men’s Team During New Zealand Friendlies

Published 01/21/2023, 7:43 AM EST
MONTERREY, MEXICO – JULY 4: Megan Rapinoe #15 of the United States along the sidelines during a game between Haiti and USWNT at Estadio Universitario on July 4, 2022 in Monterrey, Mexico. (Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

USWNT is doing in friendly internationals what everyone knew they would do. They have won both matches with little to no resistance whatsoever. However, amid everything, one USWNT star has some harsh words to say about these matches. They looked at these matches as an experiment for USWNT as they were playing without a few key players. However, the blowout that took place was not surprising at all. Megan Rapinoe wasn’t playing in these matches but was cheering the team from the home.

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After these matches, there are only three more internationals before USWNT kick off their WC. The FIFA tournament will kick off in July and will take place in Australia/ New Zealand. USWNT are the favorites to win the tournament as they keep on dominating International teams. USWNT, if they win the trophy will achieve the biggest achievement in sports. This tournament will be the 2nd chance for USWNT to achieve the ‘Three peat’.

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Megan Rapinoe thrashed out at broadcasters

During USWNT’s domination in the second friendly international, Megan Rapinoe was at home watching her team. She took to Instagram to talk about the broadcasters of USWNT as it appears they have angered the soccer queen. USWNT cake-walked the match by 5-0 but one thing, in particular grabbed Rapinoe’s eyes and she couldn’t hold herself from talking about the issue.

Sep 21, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; United States forward Alex Morgan (13) celebrates with forward Catarina Macario (17) after scoring a goal against Paraguay during an international friendly soccer match at TQL Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

In her Instagram story, Megan Rapinoe posted a still from the USWNT vs New Zealand broadcast where broadcasters were showing USMNT lineups and talking about them. Megan wrote, “All due respect to the boys, but why are we spending so much time in both of these two games talking about the men’s team? In a world cup year we can’t find enough to talk about? Please. What’s going on y’all“.

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Her story suggests it happened in the first match as well. A team that has been dominant in its run, a team going to appear in the world cup this year is facing such issues that make fans wonder.

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USWNT scored 9 goals in these two matches and didn’t let New Zealand score one. This is the dominance fans are expecting from the team in the tournament as well. What are your views on the issue of Broadcaster still giving air time to USMNT in a match where USWNT is destroying the opposing team? Tell us in the comments.

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Rishabh Chaudhary

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Rishabh is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports, coming with a year of experience in digital marketing and 19 years of being a sports fan. Like most people in India, he started by watching cricket and then all sports. He writes poetry and songs in his free time and plays FPS games like Valorant and CSGO.

Edited By: Gideon Mathson

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