US Women's Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Talks Publicly About Girlfriend Sarah Walsh

US Women’s soccer star and Olympian Megan Rapinoe spoke openly about being gay for the first time in Out magazine’s sports issue this month but kept mum about the lady in her life. Now, Rapinoe has opened up to US magazine about her girlfriend of nearly three years Sarah Walsh.
By: Leslie Dobbins
July 12 2012 6:19 PM

US Women’s soccer star and Olympian Megan Rapinoe spoke openly about being gay for the first time in Out magazine’s sports issue this month but kept mum about the lady in her life. Now, Rapinoe has opened up to US magazine about her girlfriend of nearly three years Sarah Walsh.

Walsh is also a soccer player who is based across the globe in Australia. But the distance doesn’t seem to hinder the sparks between the pair, according to Rapinoe. "She gets it," Rapinoe said. "She's great."

Rapinoe went on to say that, "most people who are in a relationship on our team, it's basically long distance because we're gone so much," she says. "You have to have the right personality to go the distance we go and go the time we go. It's not for everyone."

Walsh, a forward, currently plays for Sydney FC in Australia’s W-League, and she is also a member of the Matildas, Australia’s women’s national team.

Sadly, we won’t get to see the couple compete against each other this summer, the Australian team didn’t qualify for the Olympics. 

Image via Getty. 

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