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Reign to retire Megan Rapinoe’s #15 jersey on August 25

The legend will be the first Seattle player to have her number retired.

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A large tifo celebrates Megan Rapinoe ahead of her last regular-season game for the Reign in 2023.
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Seattle Reign FC announced on Thursday its plan to retire club legend Megan Rapinoe’s iconic number 15 jersey to honor her illustrious career with the team. A celebration will be held at Lumen Field during the Reign's match against the North Carolina Courage on Sunday, August 25, at 7:00 PM PT.

Rapinoe, one of three players to wear the crest from the club’s inaugural season in 2013 through the 2023 season, becomes the first player in Reign history to have their jersey number retired. Activations and celebrations surrounding the match will be announced at a later date.

"It’s nearly impossible to put into words the impact Pinoe has had in this sport, the league, this city and especially our club,” said Seattle Reign FC Head Coach Laura Harvey in a team release. “She cemented herself as one of the greatest and we’re proud to celebrate all that she has accomplished on the field while wearing the number 15. She made an everlasting impact in our locker room through her loyalty, leadership, courage and commitment. We can’t wait to celebrate P later this season.”

Rapinoe announced her retirement ahead of her fourth World Cup last July. She holds the Reign FC club record for both goals and assists, tallying 54 and 28, respectively. She helped lead the Reign to three NWSL Shields and three championship finals.

In her 203 appearances for the US Women’s National Team, Rapinoe scored 63 goals and 73 assists. She retired as a two-time Women’s World Cup champion as well as an Olympic gold and bronze medalist. 

Rapinoe is also known for her work off the pitch as an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, racial justice, pay equity, and more. She was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her activism in 2022.