WATCH: USWNT Star Megan Rapinoe Signs 15 foot Mural Painted in Her Honor

Published 10/25/2021, 2:23 PM EDT
LYON, FRANCE – JULY 07: Megan Rapinoe of the USA poses for a photograph with the Golden Boot award and the Golden Ball award following the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Final match between The United States of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 07, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


36-year-old Soccer legend, Megan Rapinoe, excels as a winger or midfielder in the field. She captains OL Reign of the National Women’s Soccer League along with the United States national team. Notably, in 2019, she received the FIFA Player of the year award.

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Rapinoe also guided the national team to win gold at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, claiming the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

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For her esteemed service to her teams and her sheer brilliance on the field, Rapinoe has received a 15-foot mural painted in her honor; a very special tribute indeed.

A fitting tribute to Megan Rapinoe

Recently, a 15-foot mural was painted on the exterior wall of The Black Hart of St. Paul to honor Megan Rapinoe. The Black Hart is a midway neighborhood queer and soccer bar which serves the LGBTQ+ community.

The Soccer star recently visited the 15-foot mural of herself and lightened up the wall by signing on it using a purple spray. The artwork was colorful enough to portray Megan’s iconic outstretched arms pose.

Megan also posted about the same with a picture on her official Instagram handle. She felt special and mentioned the owner of the bar and the artist who was behind this amazing gesture.

Visiting the mural, she specifically expressed her gratefulness towards the artist.

@cyfioneThank you for this beautiful piece of art,” said Megan.

Rapinoe rightly deserves all the appreciation and respect. She has overcome countless hardships to get where she is today, giving stupendous performances throughout.

Rapinoe’s role in the equal pay fight

Recently, one of the highest-paid women of the college sport’s world, Dawn Staley, appeared on ABC News. Staley talked about the fight for equal pay in the interview.

TACOMA, WASHINGTON – AUGUST 29: Megan Rapinoe #15 of OL Reign controls the ball against Portland Thorns FC in the second half at Lumen Field on August 29, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

There was a recent HBO documentary about Rapinoe and fellow players’ famous lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation. It gave Staley inspiration and strength to keep fighting for the right.

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There was a special on the women’s soccer national team – ‘LFG’, I watched it, and they gave me the strength that I needed to keep pushing through with what they were going through,” Staley revealed.

Notably, she credited Megan Rapinoe and the US Women’s national soccer team for their contribution to the fight.

So, Megan [Rapinoe] and crew, I appreciate you for your fight,” she added.

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Be it soccer or the world outside it, Rapinoe always finds a way to contribute to society. Undoubtedly, she is a legend.

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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.

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