How Canada Beat the U S in the Women’s Soccer Semifinal

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]the united states lost its star goalkeeper to a knee injury but canada delivered a penalty kick no goalkeeper was likely to save moving on to the gold medal game kashima japan the united states women's soccer team lost 1-0 to canada in an olympic semi-final match monday night at abaraki kashima stadium ending the americans hopes of following up their 2019 world cup title with an olympic gold medal the united states lost its star goalkeeper alissa naha the penalty kick shootout hero of its quarter-final victory to a knee injury just half an hour into the match but in the end it was a shot that no goalkeeper was likely to save that sank them in the 74th minute canada midfielder jessie fleming striding to the spot after a video review awarded her team a penalty and a chance to take the lead lashed a penalty kick high and hard to the left of adriana franch the american backup keeper it rippled the side netting in the corner of the goal sending her team into raucous celebrations the penalty call had not been made initially on the field but it was confirmed by a second look from the video assistant and the match referee katerina monzal of ukraine it came after the united states defender tina davidson and canadian forward diane rose came together to chase a bouncing ball in the penalty area davidson took a swing at it but missed and instead clipped the leg of rose who went tumbling to the ground monza reviewed the contact on a sideline monitor and then returned and dramatically pointed to the spot the loss sent the american spiraling out of a tournament in which they never looked totally comfortable they fell to sweden 3-0 in their opening match and looked tentative and ponderous at various points thereafter canada now has a chance to win a gold medal after winning the bronze at two straight games carly lloyd is down on one knee about a dozen yards from the canada celebration at 39 what is she thinking canada will play the sweden-australia winner for the gold on friday the united states will play the loser for the bronze on thursday full-time it's over in kashima canada won united states zero the canadians sprint off their bench and you can probably hear their screams of joy outside .90 plus three five french came up for the corner but canada clears briefly the ball comes back and lavelle tries to lead an invisible teammate in space no one there tick tick tick .90 plus three u.s wins a corner rupino to take .90 plus two halfway through stoppage time as french grabs a ball and restarts play.904 minutes of stoppage time last chance saloon time for the u or it's the bronze medal game superb effort by canada in the second half here to hold this off .88 another sliding u-shock curls well wide canada shifts into full-on sock checking ball setting slow rolling delay .87 canada sub jordan hui tamer for sinclair who surely would have wanted to see the end of this one tick tick tick<br><!-- wp:image {"id":1776,"sizeSlug":"large","linkDestination":"none"} -->rn<figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img class="wp-image-1776" src="" alt="How Canada Beat the U S in the Women’s Soccer Semifinal" /></figure>rn<!-- /wp:image -->[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

How Canada Beat the U S  in the Women’s Soccer Semifinal


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