Megan Rapinoe answers the call to be a player-coach with the U.S. women’s soccer team’s young stars

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

DENVER — Whenever a national soccer team unveils its roster for a major tournament, you can usually tell who the last player to make it was. And since the big international tournaments usually mandate 23-player squads, you’ll hear that someone is “the 23rd player” on a team: a young prospect brought along to experience the big stage, perhaps, or a hard-working veteran rewarded for toiling outside the limelight. On the U.S. women’s squad for Concacaf’s upcoming World Cup qualifying and Olympics tournament, the 23rd player is also clear. But this one has two World Cup titles and a runner-up meda…

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