The US women’s soccer team could not replicate its victory in the 2019 world cup at the Tokyo Olympics. On Monday the team had a crushing defeat in the hands of the Canadian women’s team 0-1.
The team’s campaign at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics has not ended yet. The team is to further compete for the bronze in the upcoming two Olympic events.
The US team had a fair chance of winning at the Games. The team had qualified for all the Olympic women’s soccer events that had taken place so far except for two. The team has also clinched gold four times which is not something that can be ignored.
After the disappointing end, soccer player Megan Rapinoe expressed how she felt the loss to Canada was a bitter one. She admitted that it just wasn’t their day, but they want to compete and win the game and are still not letting go of an Olympic win.
The next game is going to take place on Thursday and it is reported that the US team will improve their performance to have a better shot of winning the bronze and not come home empty-handed. The semifinals will see Australia, Sweden and Canada compete for the gold. Canada has already won bronze for two consecutive years at the Olympics and is expected to win gold this year, whereas Sweden has always proven to be a powerhouse on the field. They have previously defeated the US at the Rio Olympics and finished silver.
XI: Naeher, Dunn, Davidson, Sauerbrunn (C), O’Hara, Ertz, Horan, Lavelle, Heath, Morgan, Williams
Subs: Sam Mewis, Lloyd, Press, Sonnett, Rapinoe, Franch, Krueger
XI: Labbe, Chapman, Buchanan, Gilles, Lawrence, Scott, Quinn, Fleming, Sinclair (C), Prince, Beckie
Subs: Zadorsky, Rose, Grosso, Leon, Sheridan, Huitema, Carle
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)