Mesut Özil is a German midfielder who plays for Real Madrid and his national football team. Özil is acclaimed for his finesse and improvisation as an attacking midfielder. His style and knack for providing assists for his teammates has been compared to that of Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane. Megan Rapinoe is a midfielder who currently plays for Olympique Lyonnais in the French League and is a member of the USWNT. Widely known for her crafty style of play, she lead the US to a gold medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics with 3 goals and a team-high 4 assists. Both are arguably two of the most brilliant midfielders in the game today. When they’re on fire, they’re unstoppable. Unfortunately, they’re often marred by bad runs of form. Everyone knows him, but not everybody knows her.
“I’d like to add Tobin Heath to that as well. I wouldn’t say that they’re typical American players. Megan Rapinoe is hit or miss. She drives me crazy sometimes and sometimes she surprises me and is more clever than I am. She’s very important for the team.”
- Pia Sundhage.
*SEE ALSO: Cristiano Ronaldo & Marta | Iker Casillas & Hope Solo | Kaká & Tobin Heath
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