Megan Rapinoe set to play World Cup final

While she was unfit for the semifinal win over England, Megan Rapinoe is expected to be fit for selection in the final.

Megan Rapinoe was a surprise omission as USA went on to beat England 2-1 in the semifinal of the 2019 Women’s World Cup in Brazil. In her place, Christen Press scored the opening goal for her team.

The veteran made waves around the world after declaring that she will not be visiting Donald Trump to the White House if her nation wins the competition. At present, Megan Rapinoe has a chance to win the Golden Boot and is only one goal off the mark. At present Alex Morgan and England’s Ellen White lead the scoring charts.

While speaking to The Standard, Megan Rapinoe said that she missed the start of the game due to a minor hamstring issue.

“I didn’t tell you guys? Oops,” Rapinoe said to reporters afterwards. “It’s just a minor hamstring thing, not even really a strain, but I wasn’t quite able to go.

Megan Rapinoe went on to say that the team has been discussing squad depth for a long time which was why her absence didn’t make much of a difference.

“It wasn’t going to hold up. But we’ve been talking about the depth we have for months and months, and it was on full display.

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“That was the best option not just for myself, but for the team.

“It happened late in the second half of the France game.

“I was able to carry on for 10-15 minutes in the second half then, and I’m expecting to be fit for the final and ready to go.

“It’s feeling much better and I expect to be ready.”

And Press who scored the opening goal, revealed that she dedicated it to her late mother.

“I lost my mum. I was thinking about my mum. My whole career, I’ve played for my mum,” she said, breaking off in tears.

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