Portland's two-for-one deal makes postseason waves

Megan Rapinoe established herself as one of the best players in the country. But when she tore her ACL, her twin sister stepped into the spotlight to lead the defending national champs, writes Graham Hays.

Updated: November 24, 2006, 11:29 AM ET
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- A year after realizing she didn't have enough energy to endure even routine conditioning drills, Rachael Rapinoe found the strength to shoulder a heavier load for the University of Portland women's soccer team than just about anyone could have expected.

Not bad for a player some schools treated like the Katharina to her sister's Bianca during the recruiting process four years ago.

Rachael began this season as the second-most famous Rapinoe playing ...

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