U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe did not start, and has not played in the U.S. World Cup semifinals match against England as of halftime.
Shortly before the game, it was announced that Rapinoe would not start in the match for undisclosed reasons. Rapinoe did not warm up with her teammates, but has been on the sideline cheering them on. Yahoo! Soccer reported that Rapinoe is suffering from a hamstring injury. (RELATED: Megan Rapinoe Says She’s Not ‘Going To The ‘F*King White House’)
— Yahoo Soccer (@FCYahoo) July 2, 2019
OH WHEN THE YANKS…
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 2, 2019
— Alex Curry (@Alex_Curry) July 2, 2019
Rapinoe, a veteran of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, is one of the most recognizable names on the squad both for her play, and her political activism, particularly her open disdain for President Donald Trump. Rapinoe made waves when she said she was “not going to the f*king White House,” even if team USA won the World Cup. Trump responded by inviting the team to the White House, win or lose.