Megan Rapinoe’s soccer career ended in remarkable fashion. The 38-year-old American, a two-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist, appeared to suffer a serious injury on Saturday in her final match for OL Reign.
In the 2-1 championship game against FC Gotham, Rapinoe fell to the ground after about three minutes with no one around. Then it had to be replaced. Afterward, Rapinoe announced that she believed she might have torn her Achilles tendon.
Rapinoe announced earlier this year that she was in her final season. In 203 international matches for the United States, she scored 63 goals. She won the world title twice, in 2015 and 2019, and also won the Olympic title in 2012.
In 2019, Rapinoe was captain in the World Cup final against the Netherlands and scored the opening goal from the penalty spot in a 2-0 win. After that, she was chosen as the best player in the tournament and received the World Cup top scorer award in the form of the Golden Boot.
Outside of the lines, Rapinoe has also been regularly in the news. For years, I have fought for equal pay for men and women. She is also fully committed to the LGBTI community.
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