The United States Women’s National Team got off to a rough start in the Tokyo Olympics with a loss to Sweden in its first match of the Games. And while the team bounced back after that they suffered another tough loss Monday in Tokyo, losing to Canada 1-0 in a semifinal match in which they looked nothing like the team that won the World Cup just two years ago.
No gold or even silver for you, U.S. women’s national soccer team. The world’s top-ranked squad lost Monday to No. 8 Canada, 1-0, in a Tokyo Olympics semifinal that left the Americans far short of expectations. After a foul by Tierna Davidson of the U.S., Jessie Fleming of Canada scored...
Tokyo — In a stunning upset, Canada defeated the U.S. women's national soccer team 1-0 in the Tokyo Olympics semifinal on Monday. USWNT can still win bronze if they win their next game. Canada, ranked no. 8 in the world, scored a goal in the 74th minute following a penalty...
The U.S. women's soccer national team is in position to contend for an Olympic bronze medal against Australia after falling to Canada in the semifinals on Monday. The Americans are trying to medal again, following their 2019 World Cup triumph. The bronze medal match will kick off at 4 a.m....
The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team lost to Canada in the Olympic semifinals Monday, ending the storied team's hopes for a gold medal in the Tokyo Games. Canada's Jessie Fleming scored the 1-0 game's only goal in the 75th minute, slamming a penalty kick into the net past U.S. goalkeeper Adrianna Franch. Franch, brought on to replace injured goalie Alyssa Naeher, dove in the right direction but did not reach the ball.
TOKYO — In an upset, the top-ranked U.S. women's soccer team lost its semifinal game to Canada 1-0 at the Tokyo Olympics, pushing it out of contention for a gold medal. The World Cup champs could still take bronze if they win their next game against Australia on Thursday. The...
Funny how one set of penalty kicks — icy execution in eerie silence as early-rising fans back home watched in fright — turned not only the gold-medal outlook for the U.S. women’s national soccer team Friday but the feeling about the program. Had the shootout with the Netherlands on Friday...
Twenty-Five Years Ago the USWNT Captured Its First Gold Medal. Sixteen women stood on the winner's podium, proudly wearing their well-earned gold medals, awarded in front of a crowd of 76,489 spectators at Sanford Stadium on the University of Georgia campus on Aug. 1, 1996. The crowd – at the time the largest to watch a women's soccer game anywhere in the world – cheered and sang along as the anthem played during the medal ceremony, honoring a team that secured the first Olympic women's soccer gold medal.
On July 23, as the the U.S. Women’s Soccer team was in Tokyo for the Olympic Games, they filed an opening brief in their ongoing equal pay lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation. This filing came after a judge’s May 2020 dismissal of the players’ claims against the federation....
History says the U.S. women’s soccer team tends to perform best with its back against the wall. Each of the four times they failed to win a World Cup, the Americans followed by winning the Olympic gold medal the following year. And after their worst finish in a major tournament — a loss to Sweden in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Rio Olympics — they regrouped and delivered arguably their most dominant World Cup performance yet, finishing undefeated in 2019.1.
On the one hand, the job is done. After losing its opening round match against Sweden 3–0, the best result the United States women’s national team could hope for out of the group stage—barring an unlikely upset—was to assure its place in the knockout rounds by finishing second in its group. Its drab draw against an underpowered Australia managed that on Tuesday. The team survived and advanced. A new tournament starts Friday, when the U.S. takes on the Netherlands in an Olympic quarterfinal.
The U.S. remains on top in the medal count with 41, while China is in a close second with 40. The U.S. women’s soccer team needed extra time, but they kicked their way into the semifinals. Jamie Yuccas has more.
For my birthday this year a friend gave me a pink button with the message: “Carry yourself with the confidence of a mediocre white man.”. It made me laugh because it’s absurd, but also because it’s sadly decent advice. We gals have come a long way in the last 100 years. Women can vote now, we have careers and bank accounts, many of us have access to birth control, but, on average, our society still values the contribution of a mediocre white man more than any woman. Do it better, get paid less – this is a fact of life.
The U.S. women’s soccer team’s Olympic quarterfinal match against the Netherlands on Friday was a rematch of the 2019 World Cup final in France, where the Americans clinched their fourth title with a 2-0 victory. Netherlands grabs the lead. After the United States dominated the opening stages Friday, the Netherlands...
Kiszla: In eerie quiet of sudden death, U.S. women’s soccer refuses to let quest for Olympic gold fade away
YOKOHAMA, Japan — American goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher stood alone in an empty stadium, the eerie quiet of sudden death lurking like a ghost. She puffed herself up, exhaled slowly and steeled her resolve to not let down her red, white and blue besties. “You got this! All you, Alyssa!” shouted...
The U.S. women’s national soccer team lost Wednesday, which is rare. The most-decorated female team in the sport was clobbered, which is jarring. The four-time World Cup champion, four-time Olympic gold medalist and top-ranked team for four years running was embarrassed in a major tournament after not losing — and settling for just four draws — in 2½ years?
Tokyo Olympics U.S.A. women's soccer: Everything you need to know about the USWNT roster chasing gold
The U.S. women's national team will kick off their Olympic group stage on Tuesday July 21 against Sweden. Their road to gold features a 22 player roster that holds a mix of veteran experience at the international level, and first time Olympians with strong ties to the National Women's Soccer League, America's home for domestic club soccer.