The U.S. Women’s National Team advanced to the Olympic semifinal with a 3-0 win against the Netherlands in front of a boisterous crowd in Lyon, France on Wednesday night.
The game was tied at zero, but an aggressive attacking style from the USWNT led to two goals late in the first half through Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan. The Netherlands were awarded a penalty kick just seconds before halftime, but goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher made an incredible save that would prove to be significant later on in the game. It’s always difficult when you’re playing against a team like the Netherlands that has such world-class players, but we knew they could only beat us if they beat themselves – and they did.”
The USWNT with a final tally of 8-7, outlasted the Netherlands in penalty shootout for an Olympic semifinal berth. The Netherlands had taken the lead in the 10th minute of play, but failed to capitalize on their opportunities to extend their lead. In the second half, USA began to dominate possession and created enough chances to win it outright. But they were not clinical enough and it was thanks to Dutch goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal that they were able to go into stoppage time level at 1-1.
In the first round of penalty kicks, the Netherlands were 2-0 up before Lloyd’s long range strike found its way through Van Veenendaal’s hands and into goal. The goalkeeper got her revenge though when she saved all three shots
The U.S Women’s National Team clinched a spot in the Olympic semifinals on Sunday afternoon, edging past the Netherlands in a thrilling penalty shootout. The American women prevailed after 120 minutes of play, beating the Dutch 3-2 on penalties to secure their second consecutive semifinal berth and advance to their fourth Olympic final.
The Americans will compete for a gold medal against either Sweden or Germany, who will face off on Saturday night for the right to meet them. The U.S. has never lost an Olympic semifinal match and they are seeking to make history once more with a fourth straight finals appearance and gold medal victory.
The USWNT is headed for the gold medal match after defeating the Netherlands in a penalty shootout. It took a lot of resilience and skill, but they were able to come out on top.
It took the USWNT a while to find their scoring touch, but they got it together in time to score two goals and advance to the gold medal match. The Dutch scored one goal in regulation but that wasn’t enough for them to win.
This was an amazing game that gave us so many memorable moments. Now, the chase for gold begins!
The USWNT will be advancing to the Olympic semifinal game after they beat the Netherlands in penalty kicks. The US WNT’s victory, as well as France’s over Germany, means that the gold medal match will be contested by two teams from Europe.
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In a tough game, the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) managed to earn a spot in the Olympic semi-final. The USWNT narrowly survived penalties against Netherlands.
The Netherlands seemed to be matching the USWNT all throughout but they ran out of gas in the end. The Netherlands had some chances and were good on dead ball opportunities but it was not enough for them to take victory. Lindsey Horan, Christen Press, and Carli Lloyd did an excellent job at finishing off attacks with assists from Morgan Brian and Megan Rapinoe respectively.