Women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe suffered an injury three minutes after the start of her final game as a professional player. She claimed there was no God after she went down. Also, Rapinoe was sure she tore her Achilles tendon.
On Saturday night, Rapinoe’s OL Reign team lost 2-1 against Gotham FC, costing them the championship. She was pulled off the field with an injury before the third minute. The 38-year-old player called her unexpected retirement in the championship match sad.
Rapinoe brought her signature brand of sarcastic wit and self-deprecation to the scenario.
Megan Rapinoe Suffered an Injury
She broke down in tears during her farewell news appearance. As she was ready to play Gotham FC in the NWSL Final, she was observed crying and expressing her feelings about the game for the last time. Despite her physical prowess, Rapinoe will be remembered for more than just her soccer career.
The American athlete was criticized for taking a knee during the national anthem in 2016 after he had been an early supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement. After coming out as a lesbian in 2012, Rapinoe was attacked by anti-LGBT activists.
Years later, a video leaked showing her signing a ball at the 2019 ESPY Awards without noticing the little fan standing before her, drawing criticism. During the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the athlete responded to her critiques by calling herself “especially and distinctively and very truly American.”
The soccer star conceded that she was ‘not flawless’ but indicated that the country was not either.
In other soccer news, Major League Soccer new playoff format is out. MLS will implement it starting this season.
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