The United States Women’s Soccer team has been eliminated from the World Cup after former co-captain Megan Rapinoe choked in the big moment and blew a penalty kick.
Asked what she was thinking when she took her penalty to win the game Rapinoe said: “I’m gonna score. Back of the net. Always.”
And what was going through her mind after she choked, she said:
“A sick joke. That’s why I had that smile on my face. Like, ‘You got to be f—ing kidding me. I’m going to miss the penalty?’
“I honestly can’t remember the last time I missed a penalty.
“Not in a game for a very long time.
“But that’s the way it goes.
“I’ve definitely thought about that before — it’s always a possibility when you step up there.
“But I thought I was going to make it. I thought everyone was going to make it.
“I feel so lucky and so grateful to play as long as I have and been on as many successful teams as I have, and be a part of a very special generation that has done so much on and off the field.
“It would be hard to feel disappointed in any type of way.
“Obviously there’s the immediate disappointment of being out of the tournament, but I’m OK.
“I’m ready in a lot of ways to be done and I feel at peace with that.
“I’ve loved every bit of my career.
“I’ll miss it to death, but it also feels like the right time and that’s OK.
“It’s some dark humor, me missing the penalty at the end of this game.”
BREAKING: Woke US Women’s Soccer Humiliation
After winning back-to-back World Cups the heavily favored Team USA has been ELIMINATED by Sweden in the 16th round.
Team USA’s downfall was delivered by anti-America, anti-woman activist Megan Rapinoe’s EMBARRASSING free kick here 🥴 pic.twitter.com/uO3aDQcYbl
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 6, 2023