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Megan Rapinoe's Style Scores Big Time, On And Off The Field

The U.S. women's soccer team star -- and her style -- are too cool.

Megan Rapinoe, co-captain of the U.S. women’s national soccer team, has been rightfully making more headlines for her candor than her hair color as of late.

The soccer star, who recently said she wants to be a fashion designer when she “grows up,” provides athletic inspiration on the field ― and an example of political courage off of it. But take a look at her style evolution, and you might find yourself finding sartorial inspiration, too.

Rapinoe has rocked purple hair, pink hair and no shortage of hair accessories on the field. She makes dominating a match look cool, just as she looks when she’s off duty (hello, statement coat).

Ahead of the U.S. squad’s Women’s World Cup quarterfinal match against France on Friday, take a look back at Rapinoe’s many hairstyles, accessories, red carpet looks and more over the years.

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Rapinoe (center) in action during the 2005 NCAA Women's College Cup championship game between UCLA and the Unversity of Portland in College Station, Texas.
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Playing in a friendly match in Carson, California, in October 2006.
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During a match against the Washington Freedom in Washington, D.C., in June 2009.
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Getting ready for a training session in Frankfurt, Germany, in July 2011.
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Appearing with other members of the U.S. women’s national soccer on ABC's "Good Morning America" in New York in July 2011.
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During a match in Sydney, Australia, in October 2011.
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At Samsung's Annual Hope for Children gala in New York in June 2012.
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At the USA House at the Royal College of Art in London in August 2012.
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At the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center's 41st Anniversary Gala And Auction in November 2012.
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During a game against Russia in Atlanta in February 2014.
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During an international friendly match against Mexico in Rochester, New ork in September 2014.
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At the annual SXSW conference and festival in Austin, Texas in March 2015.
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Pausing before a game against South Korea in Harrison, New Jersey, in May 2015.
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During a match against Australia during the FIFA Women's World Cup in Winnipeg, Canada, in June 2015.
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At a rally in Los Angeles in July 2015 celebrating her team's World Cup championship.
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At a pre-ESPY event in Los Angeles in July 2015.
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At the ESPYs in Los Angeles in July 2015.
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At the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee in November 2015.
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During a match against Thailand in Columbus, Ohio, in September 2016.
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During a match against Chicago in Bridgeview, Illinois, in June 2017.
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At the espnW Women + Sports Summit in Newport Beach, California in 2017.
Photographed for her Instagram account by Sue Bird.
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During a friendly match against Spain in Alicante, Spain, in January 2019.
A fashion-forward pic posted to her Instagram account.
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Warming up before a match against New Zealand in St. Louis in May 2019.
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During training in Harrison, New Jersey in May 2019.
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Posing for a portrait during the Women's World Cup competition earlier this month in Reims, France.
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Celebrating a goal during the World Cup match against Thailand on June 11.
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During the World Cup match against Spain on June 24.