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

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

The US girls’s nationwide workforce star burdened the significance of successful the bronze medal within the Tokyo Olympics Monday in an interview with NBC and a subsequent press convention. Group 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 informed her teammates after the defeat.

“Nonetheless quite a bit to compete for. That’s what I informed the women, and we talked about it within the (post-game) huddle,” Rapinoe stated. “It’s not the colour we would like, 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 stated, per ESPN’s Caitlin Murray. “You guys are attempting to place me out to pasture already.

“Any medal is de facto particular and I believe we will’t lose sight of that, you already know, particularly contemplating the 12 months that everybody’s gone by means 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.

The USWNT will conclude its Olympic marketing campaign Thursday when it faces Australia within the bronze medal sport. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 a.m. ET.

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