AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Sitting on the bench as her United States team played at the Women’s World Cup last week, Megan Rapinoe was sure that she was in the wrong spot. She was just as sure that her coach, Vlatko Andonovski, should see that, and fix it.

“I’m always shocked when I don’t play,” Rapinoe said with a laugh, joking with reporters Sunday about her uneasy new role: reserve. “Every player who starts thinks they should play,” she added. “And everyone on the bench thinks they should be on the field.”What else was Rapinoe supposed to […]

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