Star forward Rapinoe is preparing for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand later this month

On Saturday, U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe announced that she will retire at the end of the National Women’s Soccer League season, calling time on a glittering career.

The 38-year-old forward, who is preparing for her fourth World Cup later this month, is one of the sport’s biggest stars. Since making her international debut in 2006, she has played a key role in a string of national-team successes, winning the World Cup in 2015 and 2019 and Olympic gold in 2012. Rapinoe plays for OL Reign, in Seattle, in the NWSL. The league’s regular season ends Oct. 15, and its championship game will be on Nov. 11.