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World News November 13, 2023

U.S. women’s football icon Rapinoe exits her final game with injury

Megan Rapinoe, a legendary U.S. women’s football winger, sustained an injury in the sixth minute of the NWSL championship game between OL Reign and NJ/NY Gotham, forcing her early exit. The injury, occurring without contact with other players, led to a 2-1 defeat for the Reign. Rapinoe described the incident as a “huge pop” and expressed the disappointment of leaving the final so early. Despite the setback, the 38-year-old veteran reflected on the unpredictability of the game, acknowledging that not every journey ends perfectly. Rapinoe retired from the U.S. national team with an impressive career, making 203 appearances, scoring 63 goals, providing 73 assists, and contributing to two FIFA Women’s World Cup titles and an Olympic gold medal. At the club level, she played 148 professional games, scoring 63 goals and securing various championships with Olympique Lyonnais and the Reign. Grateful for her lengthy and successful career, Rapinoe expressed appreciation for the relationships built with exceptional players throughout her journey.

Source – CGTN

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