Megan Rapinoe will receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

The Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women’s World Cup champion will become the first soccer player ever to win the Medal of Freedom.

SEATTLE — Editor’s note: The video above was originally published on March 24, 2021.

President Joe Biden will present the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people next week, including OL Reign captain Megan Rapinoe.

Rapinoe will skip the United States’ World Cup qualifier against Jamaica on July 7 to accept the prestigious award. 

Rapinoe, who was at training camp in Denver when the White House called to inform her of the honor, thought she

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