Megan Rapinoe is back and breaks NWSL scoring drought
The United States women’s national team striker scored her first National Women’s Soccer League goal in 1,406 days, according to CBS Sports.
Megan Rapinoe scored the opening goal for OL Reign in Sunday's National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) match against Portland Thorns. The United States women’s national team player found the back of the net in the ninth minute to tie the game 1-1.
Rapinoe is back!
According to CBS Sports, this was her first regular season goal for the Reign in 1,407 days, breaking a long scoring drought. Rapinoe netted a 25-yard free kick and she went to “talk shit” to the fans that were in attendance at the stadium.
"Obviously the Thorns fans need no introduction they're incredible," Rapinoe said after the game, per Equalizer Soccer's Jeff Kassouf. "They have one big problem, though. It's that they love me, so it's really difficult for them to cheer against me. So when I scored, I had to go right over and talk my shit.
"I was trying to talk shit and to [Portland fans] and they just did not know what to do and then finally somebody gave me a big, double fuck you middle fingers up and I was like 'That's what I'm talking about! That's the kind of rivalry that we want!',” she concluded.
The team managed by Farid Benstiti didn’t stop there and Shirley Cruz would give them a 2-1 lead in the 15th minute. At the end of the 90 minutes OL Reign took victory and the points after defeating Portland Thorns 2-1. The Reign will host the Washington Spirit next Sunday at Cheney stadium.