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HEARTBREAKING end to Megan Rapinoe’s career as US legend injured in final game

United States icon Megan Rapinoe suffered a devastating end to her career as she was forced off injured just three minutes into her farewell appearance.

Rapinoe – a Women’s World Cup winner in 2015 and 2019, the latter as co-captain of her country – had announced that the National Women’s Soccer League final between OL Reign – the club where she has spent the vast majority of her career – and NJ/NY Gotham FC would be her very last match.

But what would ideally have been a glorious occasion for the 38-year-old ended in heartbreak when she suffered a suspected torn Achilles tendon.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 10: Megan Rapinoe #15 of OL Reign speaks at a press conference ahead of the NWSL Championship at Snapdragon Stadium on November 10, 2023 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

Rapinoe played club football in the USA, Australia and France (Image credit: Getty Images)

Gotham went on to win 2-1, meaning Rapinoe – a 2012 Olympic gold medalist – retires without a NWSL title to her name. Speaking after the game, tearfully, she said:

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