Megan Rapinoe Re-Focuses USWNT On Subsequent Purpose After Loss To Canada

Megan Rapinoe doesn’t intend for the USWNT to depart Tokyo empty handed.

The USA ladies’s nationwide group star careworn the significance of successful the bronze medal within the Tokyo Olympics Monday in an interview with NBC and a subsequent press convention. Workforce USA was aiming to win the ladies’s soccer competitors, however its quest for gold ended on a 1-0 loss to Canada within the semifinals. Rapinoe revealed to NBC what she instructed her teammates after the defeat.

“Nonetheless so much to compete for. That’s what I instructed the ladies, and we talked about it within the (post-game) huddle,” Rapinoe mentioned. “It’s not the colour we wish, however there’s nonetheless a medal on the road. That’s an enormous factor, and we wish to win that sport.”

Reporters questioned Rapinoe, 36, about her future on the worldwide stage, however she repeated her message about successful the following sport.

“I used to be questioning how rapidly that query would come,” Rapinoe mentioned, per ESPN’s Caitlin Murray. “You guys try to place me out to pasture already.

“Any medal is absolutely particular and I believe we are able to’t lose sight of that, you understand, particularly contemplating the yr that everybody’s gone by way of, and what it’s taken simply to be right here, what it takes to even simply be on the WNT,” Rapinoe concluded, per The Athletic’s Meg Linehan.