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Megan Rapinoe ‘thinking about’ retirement ‘a lot’ after Olympic disappointment

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Left-wing U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe says she has been putting a lot of thought into retirement following an embarrassing performance in the Tokyo Olympics.

After seemingly putting more effort into social activism than playing their sport, the U.S. women’s team took bronze in Tokyo.

Rapinoe, 36, seems to have her better playing days behind her, and she told ESPN that she’s thinking about hanging up the cleats.

She said “she doesn’t know what her playing future looks like and she will ‘need to take some time to think about it,’” the outlet reported Tuesday.

In response to the news that her 39-year-old USWNT teammate, Carli Lloyd, would retire, Rapinoe admitted that it was time for her to mull a similar decision.

“Just in terms of my whole career, I don’t really know yet. I need to take some time to think about it,” she said. “They always say, ‘You’ll know when you know,’ but it’s not really like that, because you could kind of keep going, and it’s like, ‘Aw yeah, you’ve accomplished so much, you’ll be fine stepping away.’

“But the conversation is always anguished in your mind. Or people just don’t think about it. I’ve been thinking about it a lot.”

Rapinoe did not expound on her thoughts on retirement or offer a timetable on when such a decision will be made.

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