Team Canada made the most of their opportunities in their win against the United States, punching their ticket to the Tokyo 2020 gold medal match nine years after a controversial loss to the Americans in the semis at London 2012 Olympic Games.
After an uncharacteristically low-scoring tournament, the US Women's National Team (USWNT) came back with a vengeance in their final match of the Tokyo Olympics, trading shots with their Australian opponents throughout the 90 minutes, and ultimately outscoring them 4-3 to secure the bronze medal. It's the first Olympic bronze in the team's history and their sixth medal overall.
KASHIMA, Japan (AP) — Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd each scored a pair of goals and the United States won the bronze medal in women's soccer at the Tokyo Olympics with a 4-3 victory over Australia on Thursday. It was arguably the best the Americans had looked during the course of a rocky tournament that opened with an uncharacteristic 3-0 loss to Sweden. Rapinoe set the tone early with a goal scored directly from a corner kick. The loss spoiled the Australians' first-ever trip to the medal round