Days Ahead of Last Dance, Megan Rapinoe Gets a Fitting Tribute From a $165,700,000,000 Rich Company

Published 07/16/2023, 8:03 AM EDT

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It has not been so long since the American soccer world stood still, courtesy of USWNT icon Megan Rapinoe. On July 8, the two-time World Cup winner announced that the coming world cup will be her last, and she will hang her boots after this NWSL season. Days from now, the soccer world will witness the beginning of Rapinoe’s Last Dance as the USWNT will face Vietnam in the first game of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Now, a multi-billion dollar company has paid a fitting tribute to Rapinoe, as she buckles up to go at it one last time.

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The mega company has indeed gone the extra mile to bring out a sensational video and give their flowers to Megan Rapinoe. After all, it is Megan Rapinoe, and therefore the tribute video has to be cool and classy.

Megan Rapinoe gets a super-cool tribute from a billion-dollar company

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Some of the biggest names in the sporting world have famously been coming to endorse the billion-dollar sports apparel company, Nike. Megan Rapinoe is one such sporting superstar who dons the ‘swoosh.’ Apparently, as Rapinoe is gearing up for her ‘last dance,’ Nike was quick to give her a shout-out. The shoe company has come up with a retro-themed animated video, honoring the USWNT striker.

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The video opens with a retro rhythm, and soon a musical voice-over says “Megan Rapinoe,” when the star player’s name pops up in a retro font and graphic. The clip cuts to Rapinoe riding a bike, wearing Nike sneakers. As the video goes forward, we could hear the musical voice-over that goes, “Megan Rapinoe the All-American hero. When she steps onto the pitch now, baby, you know she is ready to fight. That’s Megan Rapinoe!” Rapinoe’s heroics on the field and her activism outside soccer are showcased throughout the clip.

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In one portion, the lyric goes, “When the battle is over, the fight doesn’t end.” These lines can indeed be read in light of Rapinoe’s last dance. Both Rapinoe and Nike have posted the clip on their Instagram handles. “Let it Rip,” Rapinoe captioned her post.

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Megan Rapinoe and Nike go way back

Ever since she signed an endorsement deal with Nike, Megan Rapinoe has been the company’s face in the women’s soccer world. The 38-year-old striker has appeared in Nike’s numerous commercials. She starred alongside soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo in one such commercial. Besides, Nike has time and again released limited edition merchandise and signature shoes for Megan Rapinoe.

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When Rapinoe won the World Cup and Ballon d’Or, Nike released a signature soccer shoe to honor her. The shoe was pink in color and Nike’s swoosh logo was in gold. The pink was a tribute to Rapinoe’s hair color and gold signified her trophies. Four years later, when Rapinoe is set to take her talents to the same stage for one last time, Nike has yet again given her a fitting tribute.

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Krishna Prasad M

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Krishna Prasad is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He holds professional qualifications in English and Journalism from reputed institutions. As a trained reporter, Krishna's intense passion for sports writing prompted him to become an NBA journalist.
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