‘A win for the good guys’: Megan Rapinoe named Sports Illustrated’s sportsperson of the year

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe was dubbed “Sportsperson of the Year” by Sports Illustrated for her outspoken performance during the World Cup.

The U.S. women took home their fourth World Cup in 2019 and were led by Rapinoe on and off the field. Rapinoe catapulted herself into headlines by bashing President Trump and making it clear she would never visit the White House under his watch, even before they had won the cup.

Trump told Rapinoe she needed to “win first” to get the invite, sparking a feud that lasted throughout the games.

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