Rapinoe retires following a non contact injury that forced him to leave the game in the third-minute.
Megan Rapinoe was carried off the field in the National Women’s Soccer League Final on Saturday, ending her illustrious career.
Rapinoe had to leave the game in the third minute due to a non-contact injury. She was helped from the field by the training staff, and remained on sidelines for the remainder of the match. The OL Reign lost the match to Gotham FC 2-1.
“This one is tough,” Rapinoe said that after the match. “Definitely not how I envisioned this last one going … So proud of the group, obviously. They put it all out there. So deserving of Gotham. They’ve had a fantastic year.
Rapinoe, through tears, said “Thank you to all who have been on this journey for so long.” “It has been amazing. “I couldn’t have written the story any other way.” Rapinoe added.
Rapinoe had said that she would retire after the National Women’s Soccer League season.
Megan Rapinoe’s achievements
Rapinoe, a professional athlete in the United States as well as around the globe, is known for her long and distinguished career playing women’s soccer and her commitment to social issues. She won a gold with the United States in the 2012 Summer Olympics at London and has won the FIFA Women’s World Cup twice.
She was also co-captain for the Women’s National Team between 2018 and 2020, alongside Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan. Rapinoe, in addition to her achievements on the field is a winner of the 2019 Ballon d’Or. She also received the 2019 FIFA Best Women’s Football Player of the year.
Rapinoe was included in Time magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential Persons in 2020. In 2022, she will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Biden.
She has 63 goals and 73 assists in 203 international appearances.