Megan Rapinoe earned her 203rd and final cap last night. Her international career came to an end when she was substituted in the 54th minute of the U.S. match against South Africa in Chicago last night. Before leaving the field, she gave her teammates kisses and hugs and aimed a kiss and bowed at the crowd.
Ahead of the match, the 38-year-old was honoured with an emotional tribute on the big screen.
"I know I'm a well-liked player. And I know I've meant a lot to the sport. "But to get this night and really see and feel it, from my teammates, our team management and definitely from the fans — who have been such a big part of our success on and off the pitch — it was very special," she said afterwards.
The match was won by the United States 2–0, with goals from Trinity Rodman and Emily Sonnett.
Rapinoe plays her club football for OL Reign and has previously announced that she will end her club team career after this season.