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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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Sam Kerr dazzles at the ESPY Awards again, taking out two awards — including best international Matildas star Sam Kerr has picked up two gongs at the 2019 ESPY Awards in the United States, including Megan Rapinoe accepts award for best team on behalf of US Women's National Team .

Megan Rapinoe Rocks Leather Shorts To Accept Best Team Award With U.S. Soccer Teammates At ESPYs. Fresh off of their ticker tape parade in New York City, the World Cup- winning US Women’s National Soccer Team hit up the ESPY Awards , where they took home the honor for Best Team .

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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Of course, Megan Rapinoe and her now-legendary swoop of purple hair were there wearing a badass take on red carpet dressing: a tailored blazer and formal shorts. Along with her teammates, Rapinoe got her makeup and hair done on the plane, something Carli Lloyd shared when she took the mic.

Megan Rapinoe celebrates scoring her team 's first goal against France. Cheered on by a raucous home crowd, France overcame a shaky start to make a real game of it and might have felt unfortunate not to have been awarded a penalty in the closing stages.

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.

Rapinoe has a message for America

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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(CNN) Megan Rapinoe , a star on the US Women's National Team , wasn't in Tuesday's starting lineup against England. A CNN producer spotted Rapinoe crouching on the sidelines while the rest of the squad was warming up. She was seen talking with the team 's staff and then cheering on her

US captain Megan Rapinoe lifts the World Cup trophy after the Americans defeated the Netherlands 2 -0 Photos: In pictures: US women win World Cup. US players celebrate after Rapinoe scored the After the incident was reviewed by video, the referee awarded the penalty that Rapinoe converted.

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".

The story behind this heartbreaking Kerr image

The story behind this heartbreaking Kerr image Australia may never have understood how devastated Sam Kerr was about crashing out of this World Cup if not for Hannah Peters. As the Matildas captain sat forlornly on the pitch after missing her penalty an ill-fated shootout against Norway, Peters was there with her camera. The Getty Images photographer had exclusive access, via the content agency’s partnership with FIFA, to capture Kerr in her quiet moment of reflection. Australia saw a side of the football superstar far removed from the backflipping, free-scoring megastar who netted four goals against Jamaica the previous game.

Megan Rapinoe accepted Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year award on Monday night with remarks that turned the focus back on Sports Illustrated and

USWNT 's Megan Rapinoe shares a proud and defiant message to the crowd during the ticker-tape parade ceremony for their World Cup win . "We got pink hair and

"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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