Olympic champion and two-time FIFA Ladies’s World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe performed her closing match for the USA throughout a 2-0 pleasant win over South Africa in Chicago.
The 38-year-old outstanding striker contributed to the 2 targets earlier than leaving the sector within the 52nd minute, amid an emotional environment and heat applause from the followers, as she hugged her teammates and handed over the captain’s armband to Lindsay Horan.
Earlier than leaving, Rapinoe, who received the Ballon d’Or for her position in successful the 2019 World Cup for the USA, handed a protracted ball to Alex Morgan, who handed it to Trinity Rodman to attain the primary aim.
Rapinoe executed a nook kick from which the second aim got here, from an Emily Sonnet header.
She stated after the match: “It was an honor to put on this shirt, play with this group and understand my childhood dream.”
Rapinoe performed 203 worldwide matches, scored 63 targets and appeared in 4 editions of the World Cup, successful the title in 2015 and 2019, and likewise received gold on the 2012 Olympic Video games in London.
Rapinoe, who is understood for her social views, will play her final recreation within the American League together with her crew OL Reign towards the Washington Spirit on October 6.