#RIOmode — megan rapinoe soccer

Booooom Baaaby

Brad Smith #ISIphotos

August 4, 2016

Let me tell you-- it settles the collective nerves when we score early! It was a great start not only for the game, but for the tournament as well. Because we play every third day, this tournament in particular is all about managing the nerves, as well as the highs and lows. We were thrilled with the result last night, but after waking up this morning it's about moving on and preparing for the match against the French, Saturday.

I always relish the opportunity...

I'm a kid again

Brad Smith #ISIPhotos

July 26, 2016

A couple of weeks back, during our training camp in Denver, we tried on all the shirts, shorts, jackets, medal stand attire, opening ceremony and closing ceremony attire. We tried on every size shoe, tights, tanks, jerseys, socks, sunglasses, and made sure the backpack was what we needed. I knew what was going to be in those bags, almost like an itemized list in my head, question was if I was going to get one, or not?

Fast forward to now:...

We are going to Rio


July 15, 2016

I’m going to RIO.  I’m going to fricken RIO!!! I really am at a loss for words and emotions even. To be very honest, back in December when I felt my knee give way, a huge part of me-- the very experienced, logical part me-- felt my second Olympic dream slip away.  In an instant everything had changed. In that moment I didn't see the silver lining, hell no I didn’t,...

Fast Fast Fast

Brad Smith #ISIPhotos

July 8, 2016

Welcome back to the Women’s National Team (insert crying emoji face + big smile face).

Although I already knew this -- but now feel the need to reiterate it -- these women are good, and fast! Fast fast fast! Did I say fast?! Lil Meggie just out here trying to keep up!!! I mean, don't get me wrong, I have been working hard and I am in a great spot -- I feel fast, strong and ready --...

The Hardest Part

Derek Edamura

July 1, 2016

This is the hardest part.  It’s one thing to finally wake up from surgery, open your eyes to see what used to be a pretty good looking leg, now triple the size, wrapped endlessly in ace bandage, secured by a brace that looks more suited for a construction project than a gumby knee like mine.  It is painfully obvious the road ahead is not a short city street, but a long endless Texas highway.  But if I can be honest, there is a considerable amount of...