Rapinoe to play farewell match against Banyana

United States Women’s national team legend, Megan Rapinoe, will bring her remarkable international career to an end against South Africa on Sunday.

The 38-year-old will make her 203rd and final appearance for the USA during her farewell match against South Africa – this will make her one of the most capped players in the history of the United States Women National Team.

The forward ranks in the top-ten in team history with 63 career international goals and 73 career assists.

Her 136 combined goal contributions (goals and assists) rank her eighth all-time in United States Women National Team history, showcasing her ability to make a significant impact on matches.

Rapinoe’s nine World Cup goals ties her for fourth all-time in United States women national team history and her performance in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, where she won the Golden Boot award, was a highlight of her career.

She scored five goals in Olympic competitions, including two directly off corner kicks. Her eight assists in World Cup matches rank second only to Mia Hamm in United States Women national team.

Rapinoe’s career spanned 17 years and 63 days, making her one of the longest-serving players in United States Women National Team history. Her impact on the team has been felt across multiple generations of players.

Her influence extends beyond her performance on the field. She has been an advocate for social justice and equality, using her platform to address important societal issues.

As she bids farewell to her international career, Rapinoe’s contributions to women’s soccer and her influence on broader social issues will be remembered and celebrated for years to come.

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