CHICAGO (July 8, 2023) – Megan Rapinoe, one of the most iconic soccer players and personalities in the history of the game,
announced that she will retire from professional soccer following the conclusion of the 2023 National Women’s Soccer League season.
Known for her amazing talents on the field, her creative goal scoring, her clutch performances in some of the biggest matches of her career,
as well as for her deep caring and support for a myriad of social issues including LGBTQ+ rights, racial inequality, voter rights, and gender and pay equity,
“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,” said Rapinoe.
she leaves the game as one of the most impactful figures in the history of soccer in the United States and in the global women’s game.
Rapinoe publicly came out as gay in July of 2012 and has been an outspoken and visible advocate ever since.
She will play in her final World Cup this summer in Australia and New Zealand and then will finish the 2023 NWSL season with her long-time club OL Reign to complete her historic soccer career.