Megan Rapinoe interrupted her opponent's interview and told her to 'go win' gold after USWNT upset

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Megan Rapinoe crashes Jessie Fleming's post-match interview.
Megan Rapinoe crashes Jessie Fleming's post-match interview. CBC News: The National/YouTube

Megan Rapinoe wasn't happy after the US Women's National Team's shocking semifinal loss in the Tokyo Olympics women's soccer tournament.

But even through her anger, sadness, and disappointment, the pink-haired superstar made a point to give credit where credit is due.

Megan Rapinoe.
Rapinoe. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

After the USWNT lost Tuesday's heartbreaker to Canada off of a lone second-half penalty kick, Rapinoe walked over to goal scorer Jessie Fleming and interrupted her TV interview to offer her congratulations and best wishes going forward.

"Congratulations," Rapinoe said, grabbing the 23-year-old midfielder by the shoulder and wrapping her in a hug. "Good luck. Good luck."

"Go win it," she added.

Canada's Jessie Fleming celebrates her goal against the USWNT.
Fleming celebrates her goal against the USWNT. Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

The 36-year-old striker was visibly devastated by the loss - her first against America's neighbors to the North in 15 years of playing with the USWNT. She even cried while discussing how much the upset "sucks" in a post-match TV interview with USA Network:

"Man, it's terrible," Rapinoe said. "Not our best game, not our best tournament. We didn't have it today. Too many errors from us, again."

"It's a bitter one to swallow," she added later in the spot. "Obviously we never want to lose to Canada. I don't think I've ever lost to Canada, so it's a bitter one."

Megan Rapinoe comforts teammate Carli Lloyd.
Rapinoe comforts teammate Carli Lloyd. Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

Still, Rapinoe managed to put those bitter feelings behind her to endorse Team Canada in Friday's gold-medal match against Sweden.

"You know, now that they beat us, go get that gold," Rapinoe said to Canada's CBC.

Check out Fleming's goal and her collegial post-game moment with Rapinoe below:  

 

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