Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. women’s soccer team were stunned in the Tokyo Olympics semifinals against Canada and will compete for a bronze medal instead of a gold. Canada defeated the U.S., 1-0, thanks to a Jessie Fleming goal from the penalty spot. While the U.S. controlled the possession for the entire match, the Americans couldn’t get a shot past goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe.
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...
KASHIMA, Japan — Carli Lloyd didn’t want to leave the field Monday. Her dream of another championship had ended in a 1-0 U.S. loss to Canada in the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics. And if that meant the end of an era for Lloyd and the women’s national team — which it certainly did — Lloyd wasn’t going to go until she had one long, last look around.
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...
Canada defeated U.S. women’s soccer on Monday and took away its hopes of a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Canada’s Jessie Fleming converted on a penalty shot in the 75th minute to get the lead. The team would never look back and ended up beating the U.S., 1-0. Canada...
KASHIMA, Japan (AP) — Carli Lloyd, clutch in so many critical moments for the U.S. women’s soccer team, failed to connect against Canada on Monday night and the Americans won’t play for a fifth Olympic gold medal. Lloyd’s look in the 86th minute with the United States trailing by a...
KASHIMA, Japan — Her 39-year-old knees had held her upright for so many of these moments, World Cups and Olympics, when her team would prevail, always finding a way. But when the whistle blew Monday evening, ringing around cavernous and empty Ibaraki Kashima Stadium, Carli Lloyd couldn’t and wouldn’t remain standing. Accomplishments and résumés mean nothing in a moment when there’s only pain.
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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...
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...
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...