U.S. Women's Soccer Suffers Another Crushing Olympic Disappointment

The reigning World Cup champs still have a chance for a bronze medal.

8/2/2021 1:45:00 PM

The reigning World Cup champs will again go home without gold at the Summer Games.

The reigning World Cup champs still have a chance for a bronze medal.

In one of the Americans’ last gasps, Carli Loyd headed a ball against the bar in the 86th minute.Lloyd was part of a wave of veteran substitutions late in the 60th minute that also included Megan Rapinoe and Christen Press. But to no avail.The last time the two teams played each other in the Olympics was in a London 2012 semifinal, when the U.S. won in a 4-3 nail-biter. The American team would go on to capture the gold, its last in the Summer Games and the last time it medaled. It got booted by Sweden in the Rio 2016 quarterfinals.

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This squad was attempting to become the first team to secure an Olympic gold as the defending World Cup champs.Canada was expected by some to be an easier mark than the fourth-ranked Dutch, who were dispatched by the Americans on penalty kicks in the Tokyo Olympics quarterfinal.

The U.S. still has a chance for bronze against the loser of Australia vs. Sweden in a Thursday match.Naomi Baker via Getty ImagesVanessa Giles of Canada consoles Lindsey Horan of the United States after Canada's 1-0 victory. Read more: HuffPostWomen »

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