Sarah Walsh: Everything You Need to Know About Megan Rapinoe's Girlfriend

Tim KeeneyContributor IJuly 8, 2012

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 22:  Sarah Walsh of Sydney FC competes for the ball with Ellen Beaumont of the Roar during the round one W-League match between Sydney FC and Brisbane Roar at Leichhardt Oval on October 22, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
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Sorry ladies, but Megan Rapinoe is off the market. 

After officially coming out to Out Magazine, it's likely a large amount of women suddenly became very interested. Unfortunately for those women, the US Women's National Team and Seattle Sounders Women midfielder also revealed she isn't available. 

The lucky lady? Sarah Walsh, a 29-year-old soccer player from Australia.

Let's take a closer look at who Walsh is, now that it will be extremely difficult for her to stay out of the spotlight. Dating one of the most popular women sports figures in America just became a lot more complicated. 


Soccer Career

Walsh is starting to see her soccer career wind down, but she has been incredibly impressive during her time on the pitch. 

At the club level, she scored eight goals in 11 appearances for Sydney FC, leading her squad to the Women's League Premiership and Women's League Championship in 2009.

Those are certainly high achievements, but Walsh was even better with Australia on the international level.

The 5'2" forward made 62 appearances for the Aussies, bagging a marvelous 29 goals over that period of time. She helped her squad to a title at the 2010 AFC Women's Asian Cup, while also leading the team during the 2004 Olympics and 2007 World Cup. 

For what it's worth, Australia and the United States never met at a big tournament while Rapinoe and Walsh were both playing, so the relationship didn't start via a nasty rivalry. 


Girlfriend of Three Years

Not only is Walsh a fantastic teammate on the pitch, she is incredibly loyal off it, as well. 

Despite Rapinoe publicly coming out just a week ago, Walsh, according to the article linked above, has been dating the American for three years now. 

"In fact, Rapinoe’s been dating her girlfriend, an Australian soccer player, for three years, and even brought her home to visit her family in Northern California last Christmas."

Three years and has met the family? Walsh, who plays forward, sounds like more of a keeper to me. Hey-oh!


Cover Girl

Walsh, along with some of her Australian teammates, graced the cover of FourFourTwo back in June of 2011.

“I think it’s brilliant what the guys at Australian FourFourTwo have done,” added Walsh. “Having female footballers on the front cover is something the public will appreciate. It’s a huge statement and coincides with the growth of the sport with females.”

It was just the Australian version of the worldwide popular football magazine, but nonetheless, it was the first time women had ever graced the cover. 

That's quite the accomplishment.