SAN DIEGO (AP) — Megan Rapinoe of the OL Reign suffered a non-contact harm to her proper leg early within the NWSL championship match Saturday night time and wanted help as she hobbled off the sector within the final match of her storied profession.
Rapinoe broke towards Maitane Lopez of Gotham FC, who was dribbling exterior the penalty space, and immediately went down. After staying on the bottom for a couple of minutes, Rapinoe wanted assist from two trainers for the lengthy stroll alongside one finish line after which down the sideline again to the Reign’s bench at San Diego State’s Snapdragon Stadium.
Ali Krieger of Gotham FC, who like Rapinoe is retiring on the finish of the match, ran over and hugged her former teammate from the U.S. Women’s National Team.
There was no fast phrase concerning the severity of Rapinoe’s harm.
The match had been billed as a showdown between Rapinoe and Krieger, neither of whom has ever gained a NWSL title.
The subject at Snapdragon appeared in higher form that it was on Sunday night time, when the Reign beat the San Diego Wave to advance, however there have been nonetheless some areas that appeared torn up. The Reign-Wave match was performed 24 hours after a house San Diego State soccer sport.