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Shasta County Native Megan Rapino Scores In World Cup

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Palo Cedro native Megan Rapino and the U.S. Women's National Team play Canada in Portland in September 2011.

Palo Cedro native Megan Rapinoe scored twice Monday night as the United States Women’s World Cup Soccer team beat Australia by a score of 3-1 in the team’s opener in Winnipeg, Canada. Christen Press also scored for the U.S., which is seeking its third World Cup title. Rapinoe, a graduate of Foothill High School, and the rest of the team next face Sweden on Friday.

Kelly is a graduate of Chabot Junior College in Hayward, California. After nearly 25 years in commercial radio, Kelly arrived in Redding and joined North State Public Radio first as a volunteer. He began covering Redding City Council meetings and other local events and was eventually hired as KFPR's Redding news reporter.