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

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

The USA girls’s nationwide staff star pressured the significance of successful the bronze medal within the Tokyo Olympics Monday in an interview with NBC and a subsequent press convention. Staff 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 advised her teammates after the defeat.

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

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

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

“Any medal is de facto particular and I believe we will’t lose sight of that, you recognize, 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.