Scoring two goals for the second consecutive game, Megan Rapinoe led the U.S. women's national team to a 2-1 quarterfinal win over host France in Paris on June 28.
Rapinoe is the first player to score twice in two consecutive World Cup games since Marta in 2007, ESPN.com noted.
Rapinoe, an out lesbian, had been in the headlines for happenings off the field as well. In addition to boycotting the national anthem, she engaged in a war of words with President Donald Trump on social media after saying she wouldn't go to the White House if Trump invited the team.
The U.S. now plays England in the semifinals on Tuesday, July 2, in Lyon, France.