Carlos Cordeiro, the head of U.S. Soccer, just mispronounced Megan Rapinoe’s name at the victory parade in NYC:
The president of @ussoccer, Carlos Cordeiro, just mispronounced Megan Rapinoe's name. Pronounced it RAP-uh-no. Like … that should tell you everything you need to know about the federation and how the #USWNT remains a second-class citizen. It's garbage.
— Amanda Wilkins (@kcamanda) July 10, 2019
She’s arguably the best player on the team and he doesn’t know her name?
Carlos Cordeiro (@CACSoccerthe), president of @ussoccer, just took the podium at City Hall and mispronounced Megan Rapinoe's last name. Anyone can make a mistake – I've mangled my share of names – but that's an incomprehensible blunder. She took it in good humor, tho (I think).
— Jim O'Grady (@jimog) July 10, 2019
"RAP-pin-no"? Seriously, dude?
— Olivier Knox (@OKnox) July 10, 2019
Few things to add on US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro:
1) You can't mispronounce the last name of Megan Rapinoe like that. Just can't.
2) Kind of doubled down on the pay issue, calling it "equitable pay" not "equal pay."
3) The WNT players actually kind of like him.
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) July 10, 2019
Carlos Cordeiro, the president of US Soccer, just pronounced Megan Rapinoe's last name incorrectly. Her name is Megan Ruh-PEE-no and he called her Megan RAH-pin-no. She busted out into a dance anyway.
— Caitlin Murray (@caitlinmurr) July 10, 2019
Carlos Cordeiro steps up, immediately met with cries of "Equal pay" from the NYC crowd #uswnt
— Bob Williams (@WilliamsBob75) July 10, 2019
Watch for yourself:
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) July 10, 2019
PHOTO: Megan Rapinoe protests during the National Anthem at NYC victory parade https://t.co/aKSb43G6h9
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 10, 2019