U.S. teams provided some of the most thrilling performances of the Olympic Games Tokyo, and in many cases, it was the women of Team USA that brought home the medals. From historic firsts to continuing dominance, here’s a look at some of the memorable moments made by U.S. women’s teams in Tokyo.
USWNT Bounces Back For Bronze
The U.S. women’s soccer team faced adversity from the get-go in Tokyo, losing to Sweden in its first match and snapping a 44-match unbeaten streak that dated back to January 19, 2019. But the world’s No. 1 team wouldn’t be down for long, rebounding with a 6-1 rout of New Zealand and earning a draw with Australia to advance to the group stage. Following a thrilling win in penalty kicks over Netherlands, the U.S. run came to an end in the semifinals against Canada. Team USA wouldn’t be denied a medal as a pair of legends in Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd, possibly playing in their final Olympic tournament, scored all the goals in a 4-3 win.