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Megan Rapinoe doesn’t know what her playing future holds

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Following Carli Lloyd’s retirement from the USWNT, forward Megan Rapinoe told ESPN she doesn’t know what her playing future holds.

She added that she will “need to take some time to think about it” but that it’s been on her mind.

Rapinoe has been a staple on the senior national team since 2006. In that time, she has won two Olympic gold medals, a World Cup and, just this month, a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

“Just in terms of my whole career, I don’t really know yet. I need to take some time to think about it,” Rapinoe said on ESPN’s Spain and Fitz show when asked whether she would be following Lloyd into retirement.

“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 plans to discuss her future plans with partner, five-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time WNBA champion Sue Bird.