Rapinoe devastated after injury cuts final career match short

Two-time World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe said she was devastated after her final professional appearance came to a crushing early end. 

The National Women's Soccer League final between OL Reign and NJ/NY Gotham FC was highly anticipated as an emotional farewell for the 2019 Ballon d'Or winner and her former US women's national team mate Ali Krieger.

But the retirement party came to an abrupt end as the 38-year-old went down in the third minute with a non-contact injury, grasping at her right calf before limping off the field as fans at San Diego's Snapdragon Stadium gave her a standing ovation

"The worst possible outcome," the veteran midfielder told reporters after the match. "Obviously, devastating to go out of the final so early."