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U.S. Women's Soccer Loses To Canada, 1-0, In Tokyo Olympics Semifinal

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...
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USWNT takes on Canada in Olympic soccer semi-final

The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team quest for Olympic gold continued Monday as it takes on Canada in the semi-final. The match, which began at 4 am E.T. in Kashima, 70 miles east of Tokyo, was scoreless at half-time. The Americans won gold medals at the 1996, 2004, 2008 and...
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Soccer-U.S women stunned by semi-final loss to Canada

TOKYO, Aug 2 (Reuters) - The United States fell to a surprise 1-0 defeat to Canada in the semi-finals of the women's Olympic football tournament on Monday with Jessie Fleming grabbing the winner with a 75th minute penalty. In the gold medal match, Canada will play the winner of the...
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The U.S. Women's Soccer Team Has Lost Its Shot At The Gold Medal

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...
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Canada knocks U.S. women's soccer team out of Olympics with 1-0 win

KASHIMA, Japan — Canada’s Jessie Fleming scored a penalty kick in the 74th minute to earn a 1-0 semifinal victory over the United States in the Olympic women’s soccer competition Monday. Canada goes on to face the winner of the late semifinal in Yokohama between Sweden and Australia. The gold...
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ussoccer.com

Golden Memories: USA Kicks Off Olympic Women's Soccer in 1996

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.
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Elle

Here’s the Latest in the US Women’s Soccer Team’s Fight for Equal Pay

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....
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FiveThirtyEight

The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Has A World Cup Hangover

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.
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Slate

What the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Needs to Do to Save Their Olympics

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.
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The U.S. Women's Soccer Team Is All Of Us. Come On, Ladies, 'LFG'

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.
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Washington Post

Photos: U.S. women’s soccer defeats Netherlands in shootout

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...
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Washington Post

The U.S. women’s soccer team was absolutely clobbered. Don’t panic just yet.

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?
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