Megan Rapinoe, the renowned USWNT star, announced her retirement after the current NWSL season, expressing peace, gratitude, and excitement.

Her impact extends beyond statistics, with accolades like the Golden Boot and Golden Ball from the 2019 World Cup.

Rapinoe's legacy lies in fearless advocacy for marginalized groups, openness about her identity, and unwavering commitment to equality and social justice.

As the face of the USWNT, she embraced the mission of creating space and effecting positive change.

Inspired by her fiancée Sue Bird's retirement, Rapinoe has contemplated retirement since the 2019 World Cup.

She remains focused on the upcoming World Cup, ready to contribute as a veteran.

Rapinoe's 200th appearance will be marked in the send-off game against Wales, close to her hometown.

Her retirement concludes an era, leaving an indelible mark as an athlete, advocate, and role model.