Megan Rapinoe's long road back
A few months before the 2011 Women's World Cup, Denise Rapinoe was preparing for what she thought as a run-of-the-mill video chat with her daughter, U.S. international midfielder Megan Rapinoe. She was not prepared for what she saw. Instead of the brown-haired daughter she thought she knew, what emerged on the screen was a platinum-blonde staring back at her.
"I was like, 'Oh my gosh! What have you done?' It was a little shocking," said the elder Rapinoe by telephone.
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