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Becky Sauerbrunn leads U.S. women’s soccer team into Rio

Over the past six years, FC Kansas City defender Becky Sauerbrunn’s evolution has been a switch from near-afterthought to cornerstone, from bench-warmer to reluctant superstar. And as she’s being asked to find her voice on the field this year as a first-time captain of the U.S. women’s national team heading into the Rio Olympics, she’s also finding her voice off the field, using her newfound platform to fight for female athletes’ rights.

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Becky Sauerbrunn hopes to lead U.S. women to another gold

Becky Sauerbrunn, an FC Kansas City defender and U.S. Women's National Soccer Team co-captain, talks about being a leader and the team's goal of winning back-to-back gold medals at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this month following their World Cup Championship win last year.
Jill Toyoshiba The Kansas City Star
Becky Sauerbrunn hopes to lead U.S. women to another gold 1:10

Becky Sauerbrunn hopes to lead U.S. women to another gold

NWSL players chase soccer dreams despite low pay in the league 1:34

NWSL players chase soccer dreams despite low pay in the league

NWSL players chase soccer dreams despite low pay 1:31

NWSL players chase soccer dreams despite low pay

FC Kansas City's Becky Sauerbrunn, Vlatko Andonovski on season-opening loss 0:55

FC Kansas City's Becky Sauerbrunn, Vlatko Andonovski on season-opening loss