Megan Rapinoe, a forward for the United States, said on Saturday, that she will retire after this season. Rapinoe is 38 years old. The announcement comes days before she departs for the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

In a statement to U.S. Soccer, Rapinoe added: “I’ve been able to have such an incredible career, and this game has brought me all over the world and allowed me to meet so many amazing people.

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Rapinoe has gained a lot of respect in the United States thanks to the six golden boots that FIFA gave her in 2019. For the years 2012, 2015, and 2019, Megan has won gold medals. The United States squad won the FIFA World Cup in 2019 and was given a $4 million award. Megan made a total of $400,000 that year based on her earnings from matches.

Megan has signed several major brand endorsement contracts. Nike, Visa, BodyArmor, Hulu, Samsung, Victoria’s Secret, and Luna Bara are a few of them. These transactions net her $200k and $400k annually.

The veteran, who will play in her fourth World Cup when it begins on July 20, has stated that she will put up her cleats after the National Women’s Soccer League season is through.

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The offensive midfielder has made critical contributions in crucial games, showcasing her exceptional scoring range and clutch ability. She is praised for her work off the field as well as her amazing talent on it.

Rapinoe has been a strong advocate for a number of social problems, such as gender and pay parity, voting rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and racial inequity. Her legacy is firmly established as one of the most significant individuals in American and global women’s soccer history.

Rapinoe is an established figure and one of the best female athletes to ever grace the game. The 38-year-old has 199 caps for her country and 63 goals in a remarkable career. She has won the World Cup twice with the USWNT.