Megan Rapinoe's international career ended Sunday in Chicago with her 63rd goal and a lot of recognition. “pioneer. icon. “Inspiration,” the US women’s team paid tribute to their longtime leader: “You have made this sport, this country and this world a better place.”
Rapinoe himself was also very emotional. “It makes me really proud to know that we were not only successful on the pitch, but we also helped make the world a better place,” the 38-year-old said after the 2-0 win over South Africa.
World champion and two-time major
Rapinoe led the United States to wins the World Cup in 2015 and 2019 and Olympic gold in 2012. In 2019, she was a world-class soccer player. But she became known above all as an outspoken activist who campaigned for equal rights.
For this, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by US President Joe Biden, the highest civilian honor in the United States. Rapinoe will play her last official match for her club OL Reign on October 15.
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