‘I’m like a proud gay aunt’: Rapinoe bids farewell to game she helped transform | NWSL

The only storyline ahead of the NWSL championship was the storyline itself, which seemed too perfect: Megan Rapinoe of OL Reign would square off against Ali Krieger of NJ/NY Gotham FC. Two American legends playing their final matches for a trophy that neither had ever won.

What a way to go out, and what a story for this league to sell.

But whoever, or whatever, actually writes the storylines had other ideas – and not even Rapinoe, a master of publicity, could bend the script to her will. The two-time World Cup winner and Ballon d’Or recipient who became a household name for standing up…

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