NBC News reports:
The United States beat Australia 4-3 on Thursday, sealing a women’s soccer bronze medal in what could be a final prize in the international careers of several iconic American stars.
Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe sealed the Olympic medal for Team USA with two goals apiece in Kashima, aided by a late defensive effort to survive a dramatic comeback.
The team’s quest for another gold was ended in a 1-0 semifinal loss to Canada, which faces Sweden on Friday in the gold medal match. Rapinoe put the U.S. in front after 8 minutes with an unorthodox goal direct from a corner kick — fittingly named an Olimpico.
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The U.S. women’s soccer team beat Australia, 4-3, to take bronze at #Tokyo2020.
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In 2012, @MPinoe became the first to score from a corner at an Olympic Games in the semifinal against Canada.
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“Too old” Megan Rapinoe just saved face for the U.S. women in Tokyo https://t.co/OxAQyYg9Et
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