To the editor:

On the international scene, Megan Rapinoe's unbridled, in-your-face egotism epitomized the "Ugly American." Both domestically and abroad, her anti-Americanism smacked of Benedict Arnold.

This is unfortunate on two counts:

She is taking former University of Connecticut and current WNBA Seattle Storm basketball star Sue Bird down with her. And little girls will innocently view Rapinoe as a role model.

Peter Kushkowski

Portland, Connecticut