Megan Rapinoe’s Olympic Olimpico Snubbed From USWNT Goal Of The Year
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The first 2021 award winner for the USWNT was revealed on Tuesday morning with the Goal of the Year being announced. The USWNT Goal of the Year 2021 nominees included a list of sensational goals. Here’s a quick refresher on what fans could vote for.
All of them were pretty great, but what was favorite goal of 2021?Vote now for Best #USWNT Goal Of 2021 » https://t.co/VvrzLAHs3R#FanWeek2021 pic.twitter.com/4Im0jKQQGX
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) December 13, 2021
USWNT Goal of the Year 2021 Winner:
Christen Press’ goal against Brazil in the SheBelieves Cup.
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) December 14, 2021
I suppose there can’t be a snub considering this was a public voting system, but how Megan Rapinoe’s Olimpico goal didn’t win is beyond me.
¡Y POR ESO SE LLAMA GOL OLÍMPICO!Pero qué clase de GOLAZO nos ha regalado @mPinoe
— Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) August 5, 2021
This goal is far and away the most audacious and stunning goal on the list, but the people have spoken and chosen Press. My best guess is that many fans were outraged when Press wasn’t included in the 2021 Female Player of the Year nominee list and voting for her goal was a form of justice.
LAST CHANCEFan voting for @BioSteelSports Female Player of the Year and @ChipotleTweets Young Female Player of the Year closes today at 11:59 p.m. ET.
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) December 12, 2021
Voting for Female Player of the Year and Young Female Player of the Year closed on Sunday. Those results will be revealed in the near future.
If you’re itching to vote and missed out on voting for the USWNT, the USMNT opened its voting for Goal of the Year on Tuesday.
We can't possibly pick a best goal of 2021, so that's why we're trusting you.
— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) December 14, 2021