Rose Lavelle: USWNT breakout star could go next-level at Olympics

CARSON, Calif. — The question was put to Megan Rapinoe on Friday night, after the U.S. women’s national team had qualified for the 2020 Olympics with a 4-0 win over Mexico: As someone who has been voted the world player of the year, do you think Rose Lavelle could win the award someday?

“I mean, I think so, for sure,” Rapinoe replied. “She’s 24 now. She’s obviously proven herself at the very top level this last summer [at the Women’s World Cup] … Her upside is huge. She really has it all. She has a knack for a goal. And she just has that something special, something different, that you can’t teach. That little bit of flair. So hopefully she will. I think she has it.”

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