Olympic champion and double world champion Megan Rapinoe won her last match with the US selection (2-0) against South Africa in a friendly match in Chicago on Sunday. At the age of 38, Rapinoe also signed an assist from a corner, before going off to a standing ovation in the 54th minute, to end a selection career that lasted more than 17 years (203 matches and 63 goals) .
The OL Rennes striker, a world figure in women’s football, particularly committed to LGBT+ rights, will surely end her career at the end of the regular season of the United States Championship in November.
pioneer of women’s sports
The 2019 FIFA Player of the Year was knocked out by Sweden along with his team in the round of 16 of the World Cup played in Australia and New Zealand in August. They won the Olympic tournament with the United States at the London Games in 2012 and then the World Cup in 2015 and 2019. I’m grateful to have been able to play for so long with so many incredible players and be successful on and off the field “, she said on Sunday.
“Pioneer. Icon. Inspiration. You made this game, this country, and this world a little better. Thank you. »
A feminist activist, on the front lines of the fight for LGBT+ rights since coming out in 2012, Rapinoe also condemned police violence against black people by kneeling on the ground during the US anthem in 2016, when the gesture was still Had not become a global icon. She successfully fought with many teammates to establish equal pay treatment between men and women within Team USA. , What we did off the field had a much greater impact. », compared to his successes in football, he commented before his last match.
, I think we have played a role in highlighting topics like gay rights, racial justice or trans rights in sports and especially women’s sports. , Pioneer. Mark. Inspiration », posted his federation on his social networks after the release. , You made this game, this country and this world a little better. Thank you. ,
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