December 4, 2023

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe faces a glorious end to her career

For weeks, every match Megan Rapinoe plays could be her last, but now the time has come: Her team has advanced to the final of the playoffs — and they can win the tournament.

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe can end her championship career in the USA: her team OL Reign has advanced to the final of the NFL playoffs. Seattle scored 1-0 against the San Diego Wave in the semifinals of the playoffs.

The Rapinoes will now face FC Gotham from New York next Saturday, who beat the Portland Thorns 1-0. The 38-year-old has already won the trophy with the most points on the main tour with OL Reign in her career, but has never reached the final match of the qualifiers that decide the tournament.

Rapinoe won the World Cup with the US national team in 2015 and 2019, became an Olympic champion in 2012 and won a bronze medal again at the Games in Tokyo. In 2019, she also became a world-class footballer and drew attention to herself with her commitment to social issues. Rapinoe is considered one of the most influential footballers in history. OL Reign only qualified for the playoffs this season on the final day of play.

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