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SportSam Kerr wins two ESPY Awards as Megan Rapinoe represents USWNT for best team gong

09:31  11 july  2019
09:31  11 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Along with the Best Team award , Morgan earned the ESPY for Best Female Athlete, joking that it was the second best Alex Morgan won the ESPY award for Best Female Athlete. Australia's Kerr was named Best International Women's Soccer Player. The Matildas star was top-scorer in both the

United States forward Megan Rapinoe with the golden boot and golden ball after defeating the Netherlands in the championship match of the World Cup. And, for good measure, she quieted the critics with goals. All four of the U.S. goals in the first two Megan Rapinoe starred for the USWNT .

Matildas star Sam Kerr has picked up two gongs at the 2019 ESPY Awards in the United States, including the award for best international footballer.

Sam Kerr wins two ESPY Awards as Megan Rapinoe represents USWNT for best team gong© Reuters: Denis Balibouse Sam Kerr has won the ESPY Award for best international footballer for the second year running. It is the second-straight year Kerr has been named best international female player.

She pipped Ada Hegerberg (Norway), Lucy Bronze (England) and Pernille Harder (Denmark) for the award.

Kerr also took out the award for best player in America's National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).

She clinched the golden boot for two seasons running with the Chicago Red Stars in the NWSL, breaking the competition's all-time goalscoring record in the process.

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On Wednesday, July 18, Seattle Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe won the award for Best NWSL Rapinoe was nominated along with Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC), Sam Kerr (Chicago Red This was the first year the ESPYs honored a Best NWSL Player, making Rapinoe the first person to

USWNT won second consecutive World Cup. It was Rapinoe 's second-half penalty that set the USWNT on the path to a 2-0 victory, with Rose Lavelle making the game safe with a fine solo goal. USWNT coach Jill Ellis, who was in charge of the 2015 World Cup winning team as well , also paid

Kerr again leads the golden boot race in the NWSL with nine goals scored so far.

The ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Awards recognise individual and team sporting achievement, as well as other sports-related performances, in the calendar year preceding the ceremony.

Lionel Messi was named the best male international footballer, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic picked up best Major League Soccer player.

Following their Women's World Cup triumph, the US Women's National Team picked up the ESPY Award for best team, with star midfielder Megan Rapinoe accepting on behalf of her fellow players.

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Sam Kerr wins two ESPY Awards as Megan Rapinoe represents USWNT for best team gong© AP: Chris Pizzello Sandra Bullock presents an award to Megan Rapinoe, collecting it on behalf of the US Women's National Team. Rapinoe found herself in the limelight throughout the World Cup, both for her goals but also for saying her team would reject the chance of going to President Donald Trump's White House were they to win the tournament.

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It prompted a rebuke from Mr Trump, who said she should not disrespect the country, the White House, or America's flag.

Her appearance at the ESPY Awards followed a whirlwind week after winning the World Cup, in which she stared down the barrel of the camera during a CNN interview to tell Mr Trump he needed "to do better for everyone".

"Your message is excluding people. You're excluding me, you're excluding people that look like me, you're excluding people of colour, you're excluding Americans that maybe support you," she said, when asked what her message might be to the President.

"You have an incredible responsibility as the chief of this country to take care of every single person … and you need to do better for everyone."

During the team's tickertape parade in New York — where the national team was presented a key to the city — she called on Americans to "love more, hate less".

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USWNT won second consecutive World Cup. It was Rapinoe 's second-half penalty that set the USWNT on the path to a 2-0 victory, with Rose Lavelle making the game safe with a fine solo goal. USWNT coach Jill Ellis, who was in charge of the 2015 World Cup winning team as well , also paid

"This is my charge to everyone, we have to be better. We have to love more, hate less. We got to listen more and talk less," Rapinoe said.

"We got to know that this is everybody's responsibility, every single person here, every single person who is not here, every single person who doesn't want to be here, every single person who agrees and doesn't agree. It's our responsibility to make this world a better place."

Rapinoe lauded her teammates who had been accused of arrogance during the World Cup.

She also, perhaps facetiously, ruled out a run for the presidency.

"This group is so resilient, is so tough, has such a sense of humour," she said.

"It's just so badass. There's nothing that can faze this group. We're chilling. We got tea-sippin', we got celebrations. We have pink hair and purple hair, we have tattoos and dreadlocks.

"We got white girls and black girls and everything in between. Straight girls and gay girls.

"I couldn't be more proud to be a co-captain with Carli [Lloyd] and Alex [Morgan] of this team. It's my absolute honour to lead this team out on the field.

"There's no other place that I would rather be, even in the presidential race. I'm busy, I'm sorry."

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