Megan Rapinoe isn’t letting a little criticism get in her way.
The USNWT forward was criticized by President Donald Trump after Rapinoe made it clear she would not attend the White House if her team won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Trump ended his rant by inviting the women to White House no matter the outcome of the tournament.
USA and France squared off in a highly anticipated quarterfinal Friday afternoon, and if it wasn’t for Rapinoe, the women may not be headed to the semifinal.
Rapinoe put team USA on the board four minutes into the game on a free kick for the 1-0 lead.
But she wasn’t done just yet.
Rapinoe made it 2-0 on a beautiful strike off a Tobin Heath cross.
To say she’s been a force throughout the Women’s World Cup would be an understatement. Rapinoe has scored five goals throughout the tournament, bringing her career WWC goal total to eight. That puts her in sole possession of seventh place.
USA now will prepare for its semifinal matchup against England on Tuesday at 3 p.m. ET.