“Y’all Gonna Miss Us” – Megan Rapinoe Pens Emotional Message for USWNT Legend Julie Ertz Hours Before Farewell Game

Published 09/21/2023, 6:30 AM EDT

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After some domestic action, the USWNT players have reunited to play this month’s international friendlies. While it marks their first reunion since the disappointing World Cup, it also carries significance for their star players, Megan Rapinoe and her teammate Julie Ertz, who will be playing their farewell game. Interestingly, just hours before the match, Rapinoe has penned an emotional message for Ertz.

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Likewise, the 4X World Champions will be hosting South Africa on two separate occasions. As the excitement surrounds the match, Megan Rapinoe seized the opportunity to infuse a touch of emotion into the atmosphere.

Megan Rapinoe dedicates a heartfelt message to Julie Ertz

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After a shocking exit from the 2023 World Cup, the USWNT has gathered to play a couple of friendly fixtures. The 2019 Champions will play both matches against South Africa on September 22 and 25 respectively. As the whole team is preparing for tomorrow’s clash at the TQL stadium, the USWNT shared some glimpses of today’s session on their Instagram account.

Aside from posting the snaps, they also wrote a caption saying, “One final training for @julieertz.” The post saw some hilarious and adorable team moments captured with the 31-year-old. Interestingly, one picture saw Ertz carrying Rapinoe in her arms. This specific photo was shared by the OL Reign star on her Instagram story.

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She also wrote a caption saying, “Y’all gon miss us so much hope you’ll be okay but doubt it.” Indeed, it was quite a heartwarming message from Megan Rapinoe. Notably, she also taunted fans by insisting on having doubts that anyone would miss both of them. Nevertheless, it was quite an iconic picture of the two.

Sadly, this would also be the last time Ertz would be training with their beloved teammates. As for Rapinoe, she has a few more training sessions left, as the forward will officially call it a day after playing the second fixture against Africa.

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Last dance for Rapinoe and Ertz

A lot of developments unfolded after the USWNT’s unbelievable exit from the 2023 World Cup. Just weeks later, Megan Rapinoe and Julie Ertz have also decided to hang their boots. But both are not being allowed to leave with a bad memory, as they will be having a proper sendoff. While Ertz’s last game is tomorrow, Rapinoe will play her last match on September 25.

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Both stars have had highly decorated careers. In 202 appearances, Rapinoe had bagged 63 goals and 73 assists. On the other hand, Ertz marked 122 appearances and clinched 20 goals and six assists. Both have also won two World Cups together. Indeed, both Rapinoe and Ertz will go down as among the best players to play for the USWNT.

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Abhishek Mishra is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. Abhishek's love for soccer began during his childhood days when he spent most of his time playing and watching the sport. His early exposure to soccer earned him many accolades at district and zonal levels, making him a true sports enthusiast.
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